Fireworks Sales Up, Injuries May Follow


 

PETERSON | Law

Osler “Pete” Peterson

617-969-1500 – Newton

July 2020

Fireworks Sales Up …

Dock Fireworks

… Injuries May Follow

Every year thousands of Americans are injured by fireworks, and this year will likely be no exception. In fact, purchases of personal fireworks are soaring as organizers cut the fuse on traditional Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays. Here just in time for the holiday are tips on fireworks safety to better protect you, your friends and family, and all freedom-loving Americans from sea to shining sea.

BY THE NUMBERS

73%

Last year, 73% of fireworks injuries requiring an emergency room visit happened between June 21 and July 21.

VIDEO BOOKMARK

Red, White and BOOM

We think of fireworks as a burn hazard, but the explosions can also cause hearing loss. Protect yourself and enjoy the show!

THE DOCKET

SPARKLERS CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES

Sparklers may seem safe, but they cause one-third of emergency room injuries from fireworks each year.

 

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Enjoy a Safe and Hopeful Fourth of July

With most Fourth of July celebrations canceled this year due to the pandemic, many Americans will stage their own fireworks show at home. After everything we’ve been through in 2020, it’s no surprise that we’re all looking forward to Independence Day fun and traditions. But before you stage your own ooh- and ahh- inspiring fireworks display, note the safety tips featured in this newsletter. And join us as we reflect on the ideals this country was founded on with confidence that together, we will overcome the challenges we face. Enjoy a safe and hopeful Fourth of July!

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