According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2015 alone, 11 people died and about 11,500 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents. Moreover, these incidents usually occurred when amateurs attempted to use or set off professional-grade, homemade, or other illegal fireworks or explosives.
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Every year, I think back to the case of a teenaged girl whose family came to me after she lost an eye in a fireworks accident. The limits of the insurance policies her family had pursued on their own did not cover the extent of her injuries and their lifelong effects.
With children, pets, and other people around taking proper safety precautions is crucial to a safe and fun filled weekend. After all, no one wants to be sitting in a hospital waiting room after an injury while everyone else enjoys the great food and even better fireworks. Here are some saftey tips to look out for.
Fireworks sent over 11,000 people to the emergency room in 2013. Many of the activities that Americans celebrate with include some hidden dangers if not done responsibly. In the spirit of conscientious celebrating, here are some tips to use firecrackers safely.
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