Despite their popularity, no firework is safe. To prevent injuries from fireworks, leave firework productions to professionals. Watch the video below as Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of UPMC Mercy Burn Center, discusses how fireworks, including sparklers, can create serious injuries.

Common Firework Injuries

  • Blast-type injuries to face or eyes
  • Amputation to hands or forearms
  • Local injuries to the hands

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