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Curious man loses his arms after putting powder of fireworks into coffee grinder causing it to explode

By Mason White 11:45 AM December 7, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man lost his arms after putting powder of fireworks into a coffee grinder because he wanted to learn how it works, police in Florida said.

Cape Coral police said that 31-year-old Justin McHenry, lost his arm during an experiment after his coffee grinder exploded.

McHenry told investigators that he was just curious about how the fireworks worked and decided to investigate. He did not intend to harm or hurt anyone, police said.

Fortunately, nobody besides McHenry got hurt. According to the police investigation, McHenry wanted to know what caused the flash in a standard sparkling device.

McHenry bought the necessary fireworks and followed the instructions found on the Internet. He placed the powder through a coffee grinder and that caused the explosion.

Following the explosion, police swarmed the area and placed it under a lockdown order. McHenry shared the story as a warning to others.