Category: Fireworks Accidents
A 28-year-old man in Antioch, Illinois was arrested on October 8th, 2017, after a firework accident at a party he attended. The young man had brought fireworks with him to the party, and a woman lit one thinking it was a candle. The explosive went off in her hand, requiring
With the Fourth of July right around the corner and the season of fireworks already underway, it is the perfect time to remind ourselves about the dangers of fireworks and the safety measures that should be taken to avoid a fireworks accident. While a fireworks display may be spectacular to
The dangers of fireworks are finally making national news, but only because this year multiple famous athletes suffered serious, potentially career-ending injuries. Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants lost at least one finger, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback C.J. Wilson lost two fingers and has already announced his retirement.
The 4th of July is an exciting time. The opportunity to celebrate the founding of our country with barbecue, beer, and fireworks is a treasured tradition. But just because we’re having fun doesn’t mean we don’t need to be responsible. That responsibility includes never drinking and driving, being careful not
The ongoing drought in California has already changed the lives of the average citizen in many major ways. Water restrictions are in place in many cities, and the price of produce has increased. Many farmers have been forced to sell their farms as they can’t get the needed water for
We’ve all heard the stories. A seventeen year old lights a firework and begins to count to six or ten, knowing that’s how long the fuse is supposed to be. But something goes terribly wrong: the fuse is shorter than it should be, and it blows up in his hand.
This year’s 4th of July holiday launched a four-day weekend for many; a much needed break from the every day routine of work. In many cities and towns across the nation the events were more than spectacular, with wide arrays of fireworks, special tributes to fallen heroes and celebrations of
One of the country’s biggest celebrations is today, and New York celebrations are no exception. With events that surround some of our nation’s landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and country’s capitol, the 4th of July remains one of the most colorful and celebrated holidays for families and friends to
The season for fireworks is arriving, and for some it began on Memorial Day. With the spectacular displays, fireworks remain intriguing and exciting, and are still one of the few “free” events that most of us can see from our own backyards or city parks. While fireworks symbolize independence and