60% of Firework Injuries Occur around the July 4th Holiday Period

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!