Serious fireworks-related injuries from June 1 to July 31, in the state rose by 40 percent, according to the latest figures from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The majority of these injuries occurred on the Fourth of July. This year, fireworks injuries resulted in amputations, first, second, third-degree burns and hearing and eyesight loss. with 16 percent of those injured being found to have been impaired by alcohol or drugs. In addition, fireworks-related-fires resulted in an estimated nearly $200,000 in property loss during the same period. There were 67 fireworks-related… Read More