Firework Injuries in the USA

In a report released Jun 30, 2016 the Consumer Product Safety Commission detailed the fireworks related injuries in the USA.  The report shows that the number of firework related injuries was at an all-time high in 2015.   With eleven dead in 2015, it was also the most deadly year in recent history.  

 

 

 

Injuries by Firework Type

Sparklers cause the most harm. Surprisingly enough, sparklers, were the most dangerous firework, injuring nearly 2,000 individuals and causing nearly 50% of injuries.  Another interesting finding was that nearly 200 people (3%) are injured by fireworks at public events.

 

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