You're being sarcastic, right? You're more likely to be killed by a bucket than one of these blowing up. Also, it is frequently user error as is the case with most accidents. Being alive is so scary, am I right?
Totally agreed. I feel for the poor guy, but screw reporting like this. Taking incident numbers outside of any contextual variables is one of the biggest faults in the article (Quick search shows a Reuters poll claiming 10% of US adults vape - not a small number, and makes 5 incidents per year actually look like an amazing safety record considering it's a largely unregulated environment!). If the writers of such articles truly gave a shit about public safety, they would have added a paragraph detailing the tech involved instead of just lumping it together as "e-cigarette." If it was user-error, fine. If there is a company behind the faulty battery, surface it.
Edit: Great additional contribution from ELR. Much more informative than the Fox affiliate puff piece.