(CNN) A 28-year-old man died after a device meant to be used at a gender reveal party exploded, according to New York State Police. Christopher Pekny, of Liberty, New York, was building the device that exploded. Police did not give further information on what kind of device it was, except that it was not intended to harm others. Earlier this month, a Michigan man died after a small cannon exploded at a baby shower, police said. While the cannon was not directly related to the baby's gender, it was fired to "celebrate the baby's pending arrival," Michigan State Police said in a statement.
Source: CNN February 23, 2021 01:18 UTC