A future father was killed Sunday in New York after the device he was building for his next gender reveal party exploded, police said.
The explosion occurred at a home in Liberty, New York, killing Christopher Pekny, 28, and wounding his brother Michael Pekny, 27, who was transported to the Garnet Medical Center in Middletown, according to a statement from Major James C. Michael from New York. State Police.
Another brother called the explosion a “freak accident.”
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“The strangest accident I could ever imagine,” the 34-year-old told the New York Times.
The injured brother was in stable condition, according to the report.
The family reportedly owns the Robin Hood Diner, a restaurant in the Catskills area of New York. The family used Facebook to thank fans for their “overwhelming show of love and support that you have all shown.”
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Authorities said the incident continues to be investigated by state police and the bomb disposal unit.
Earlier this month, a 26-year-old Michigan man died after being hit by shrapnel from a cannon that exploded at a baby shower in the state, police said.
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Last year, firefighters said a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used at a gender reveal party ignited a large wildfire in California, burning thousands of acres.
Liberty is located about 100 miles northwest of New York City.