(CMR) A father-to-be was killed after a device he was building for his child's gender-reveal party exploded on Sunday.
Christopher Pekny (28) was killed when the device exploded at his New York home while his brother was injured, the New York police said.
Gender reveal parties have become a big celebration in recent years; however, there have been several instances when they do not go according to plan, resulting in tragedy.
Earlier this month, shrapnel from a small party cannon fired during a baby shower struck and killed a 26-year-old man in Michigan.
Last September, a firefighter died while battling a fire in California, which was started by a smoke device used at a gender-reveal in El Dorado Ranch. The wildfire burned for 23 days across 22,000 acres.