The Average Fireworks Accident Involves a Man in His 20s Suffering Some Burns
I hate to be "That Guy" . . . but maybe you should just let the professionals handle the fireworks shows Thursday.
A hospital in Seattle just did a study on fireworks injuries and found some pretty crazy stats on just how dangerous they are. Check 'em out . . .
1. Approximately 10,500 Americans go to the hospital every year for fireworks injuries.
2. The average accident involves a man in his 20s, and three-quarters of them wind up with burns.
3. But plenty of them wind up with more serious problems. 59% have soft tissue injuries . . . 43% have a fracture . . . 23% lose at least one finger . . . and 14% have an eye injury where they lose some or all of their vision.