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Firework hazards on the Fourth of July

Posted on July 3, 2012 12:15 pm under Personal Injury

Fireworks-related accidents injure roughly 9,000 people each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. These injuries can range from minor burns to disfigurement, and sometimes they result in death.

It is important to have safety precautions in place when dealing with fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday. Children should not be near any type of firework. This is recommended because each year children under the age of 15 account for 40 percent of all injuries associated with these explosive devices.

In order to avoid injuries, fireworks should only be handled by trained professionals, and viewers should be at least 500 feet away before the explosions begin.

If an accident involving fireworks has caused you harm, please contact the personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.