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Man Sets Off Firework on His Head, Dies

A 22-year-old Maine man died on the Fourth of July after igniting a fireworks mortar tube atop his head, officials said Sunday. The explosion caused a fatal head injury that killed Devon Staples, according to Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Staples had been drinking and his death is the first attributed to fireworks since they became legal in Maine in 2012, McCausland said.