Prevent Injury with These Fireworks Safety Facts

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Celebrate Independence Day the right way by keeping you and your family safe from homemade firework displays.

Each Fourth of July, more than 9,000 people are injured by fireworks due to misuse. Nearly half of these injuries occur in people under the age of 20.

If you find yourself on the wrong end of the explosion, you can be at risk of severe burns, fractures, sprains — and much more.

Don’t let yourself or a loved one become a fireworks safety statistic. UPMC Trauma Services has teamed with UPMC Mercy Burn Center to create a resource that outlines common fireworks-related injuries, statistics, and facts. Check out these safe firework alternatives prevent a holiday trip to the hospital.

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