Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. In the month surrounding the July 4th holiday, about 200 people per day are seen in emergency rooms with fireworks-related injuries.
Fireworks can have a life-altering impact on consumers, including severe eye injuries, damage to and loss of limbs; even death. Most injuries are burns; two-thirds of injuries are sustained by males, and the most injured body parts are:
- Hands and fingers – 46%
- Eyes – 17%
- Heads, faces, ears – 17%
- Legs – 11%
- Torso – 5%
- Arms – 4%
Leave the fireworks to the experts, and enjoy one of the many professional displays taking place in our communities!