Oxygen Patient Burned While Smoking

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – When a Fort Lauderdale man reached for his morning smoke Monday, it was more than the cigarette that he lit up – it was himself as his oxygen tank blew.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to the burn scene in the 600 block of SW 28th Terrace shortly after 7 a.m. to find that the man had been smoking a cigarette while on his oxygen machine when the machine exploded, burning him.

The unidentified victim was taken as a trauma alert to Broward General Hospital.

His condition remains unknown, according to Matt Little, spokesman for the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Department.


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