Maine Man Dies in Fourth of July Fireworks Accident

A 22-year-old man died last night in Maine, USA, as a result of a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July.

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Devon Staples, 22, was killed instantly in Calais, Maine, after he put a fireworks mortar on his head, marking the first death since the state legalized fireworks two years ago.

Staples had been drinking with friends when the incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. ET.

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