It would surprise most people to learn that an exploding cell phone could pack enough of a wallop to kill them. A severe burn—maybe, but it’s hard to imagine an innocuous consumer item causing death.
Surprisingly enough, a South Korean man was recently thought to have died from a cell-phone inflicted injury. He was found dead at his workplace with a melted cell phone in his shirt pocket, according to CNN.com.
The news made some South Koreans fear for their lives, according to the Korea Herald, one of South Korea’s English-language newspapers.
However by Friday the matter was cleared up. It wasn’t the technology that had killed the man, it was a co-worker who had backed into him with a truck, reported the Korea Herald. He had made it intentionally look like the cellphone had killed the man to avoid prosecution.
We’re safe from our cellphones…for the moment.