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Fireworks Accident Injures Florida Teen

Brian Hendricks1 year ago

According to the Sun Sentinel, a teenage boy from Fort Lauderdale, Florida was severely injured in a fireworks accident earlier this week.

About the Fireworks Injury

Javonte McNair, 13, was reportedly riding his bicycle when someone threw a lit firecracker at him. McNair’s mother says the explosion completely severed her son’s hand and injured his eye.

McNair was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center, but he was later transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Emergency responders brought McNair’s hand to the hospital, but they were unable to reattach it.

The teen’s eye was also injured in the accident, but it is unclear how severe the damage is. The eye did require surgery.

McNair’s fireworks-related injury was just one of three to be reported this week in Broward County. A 14-year-old girl suffered a serious injury when a firework exploded in her hand. In addition, a 5-year-old was severely burned in a similar accident.

National Fireworks-Related Injury Statistics:

The following information has been provided by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association:

  • Fireworks caused nearly 18,000 fires in 2011.
  • These fires caused $32 million in property damage.
  • More than 11,000 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries in 2013.
  • The day with the highest fire risk is July 4th.
  • An average of 5 people are killed every year from fireworks accidents.


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