LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. — A Florida man lost his hand in a fireworks accident early Saturday, authorities said.
According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at about 1 a.m. EDT to a residence in Lauderdale Lakes, the Sun-Sentinel reported. In a statement, the sheriff’s office said the man was holding fireworks when one of them exploded in his hand.
Man loses hand in fireworks accident, authorities say https://t.co/sEHAOOH5gV pic.twitter.com/3FDE906q1R— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) July 2, 2022
When deputies arrived, the victim had already been taken to an area hospital in a private car, the newspaper reported. Deputies found the man’s hand at the site and took it to an area hospital, WPEC-TV reported. Broward Fire Rescue then took the victim to Broward health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, injuries from fireworks injuries rose 25% between 2006 and 2021.
The CPSC added that nine people died last year and 11,500 were injured in fireworks-related injuries.
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