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    SEOUL, South Korea - An exploding cellphone battery is suspected by police in the death of a South Korean worker Wednesday, though the phone's manufacturer said it was highly unlikely. - Kwang-Tae Kim, The Associated Press

    The man, identified only by his family name Suh, was found dead at his workplace in a quarry Wednesday morning and his mobile phone battery was melted in his shirt pocket, a police official in Cheongwon told The Associated Press.

    "We presume that the cellphone battery exploded," the police official said on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

    Kim Hoon, a doctor who examined the body, agreed.

    "He sustained an injury that is similar to a burn in the left chest and his ribs and spine were broken," Yonhap news agency quoted Kim as saying. "It is presumed that pressure caused by the explosion damaged his heart and lungs, leading to his death."

    Kim was not immediately available for comment.

    Police said the phone was made by South Korea's LG Electronics Inc., the world's fifth-biggest handset maker.

    An LG official confirmed its product was involved in the accident but said the company would not comment directly on the incident because the cause was not confirmed. However, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to company policy, said such a fatal explosion would be virtually impossible.

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    Damn that would suck. Of course the manufacturer said it was highly unlikely. They dont want a lawsuit on their hands. They're just trying to cover their own ass.
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    That would really suck.
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    Didn't this happen to other cell phones b/c the batteries exploded? Too much crap on the phones or something like that. The poor guy.

    btw - what was the model/make of the phone he had?
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    Sheesh this is pretty scary. I guess this is a good reason to keep your phone in your trouser pocket, then again you might blow your nuts off!

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    I hate it when that happens!

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    There has GOT to be more to this story.

    A quarry? Don't they use explosives at quarries?

    Hmmm.....

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    Sorry, but I forgot topost the link. Besides, there was nothing more to this story. Most likely the damn phone was made in China.

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    Wait, I found another link;
    http://www.azstarnet.com/news/213853
    "Police said the phone was made by South Korea's LG Electronics Inc., the world's fifth-biggest handset"

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    Turns out the guy was runover by a coworker who tried to hide the evidence and blame the death on the cellphone. They still don't know what made it melt though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Turns out the guy was runover by a coworker who tried to hide the evidence and blame the death on the cellphone. They still don't know what made it melt though.
    Ahhhh.... the old run-over-the-co-worker-with-a-truck-and-blame-it-on-a-cell-phone trick. Should have known it. I fucking hate it when that happens!


 

 

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