As reported by NECN:
Police say a 22-year-old Maine man was killed after setting a fireworks mortar tube off on top of his head on the Fourth of July.
State police say Devon Staples of Calais was killed in what they described as a "bizarre" accident around 10 p.m. Saturday while drinking with friends and setting off fireworks at one of their homes on South Street.
He died instantly when he set off a fireworks mortar he had placed on his head, investigators said.
Staples' death is the first fireworks-related death since fireworks became legal two years ago, according to state police.