Independence Day Safety

By: Sach Oliver, Trial Attorney/Managing Partner

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in its 2016 Fireworks Annual Report, estimated that 11,100 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during 2016, were fireworks-related. Additionally, there were an estimated 900 emergency department-treated injuries associated with sprinklers and 400 with bottle rockets. Of those injuries, 7,600 fireworks-related injuries, or 68 percent, occurred between June 18, 2016 and July 18, 2016.

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