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A fireworks malfunction led to injuries in two people

Posted on July 16, 2016 3:04 pm under Fires and Explosions

On Monday evening, July 4th , two fireworks workers were injured at the Glendale fireworks show at Kletzsch Park.

A worker in his 20s had serious injuries when a firework blew up still inside the tube. Pieces of the tube, hot metal fragments called “shrapnel,” were responsible for his injuries. He was taken to Columbia St. Mary’s, and his injuries were not life-threatening. A second worker suffered injuries from the same accident that did not require treatment at a hospital. Both were home as of July 5th.

Dolan Pomrening with American Fireworks issued a precaution to amateurs who work with fireworks to be extremely careful, as these accidents clearly happen to professionals as well. He offered a few tips to help:

  • Make sure you have plenty of space
  • Have a bucket of water nearby
  • Don’t shoot off fireworks if you’ve been drinking

Officials retain an opinion of letting experts handle fireworks. The Kletzch Park fireworks show continued as planned, despite the injuries.

If you are injured by someone setting off fireworks without the proper training or permits, contact the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your legal options.