SOURCE: https://abc7ny.com/gender-reveal-explosion-christopher-pekny-michael-liberty/10361434/NY father-to-be killed, brother injured when gender reveal device explodes
A Sullivan County man was killed and his brother injured when a gender reveal device they were building exploded.
It happened just before noon Sunday, with state police responding to a report of an explosion.
Authorities say the investigation revealed that 28-year-old Christopher Pekny was building a device to be used at a child gender reveal party. ...
A 26-year-old man was killed at a baby shower after a cannon being used at the event exploded and sent shrapnel flying.
The device exploded, resulting in Pekny's death. State police confirm he was the father-to-be. ...
Bet that was a shock.My son and his OH were told they were having a girl. Good job they didn't do a big 'gender reveal' party with all the pink stuff, because he turned out, on delivery, to be a boy.
I think there are couples over here who have sued. Which is why, when they do the scans, they always say things like 'It looks very much as though you are expecting a girl', and they try never to state a definite certainty. Although buying pink or blue is pretty outdated nowadays, people do still decorate a nursery with a particular gender in mind. Son and OH weren't really bothered, although I did get a middle of the night phone call telling me that I wasn't going to be able to meet my new granddaughter - which stopped my heart as I thought there had been a tragedy - before son told me that it was a grandson I'd be meeting instead!Bet that was a shock.
D'you reckon there's a American couple somewhere who've sued over that traumatic experience?