Florida man’s hand blown off by fireworks, sheriff’s office says

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man in South Florida had his hand blown off by fireworks on Saturday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they were notified shortly after 1 a.m. when they received a medical call regarding an incident involving fireworks on North State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes. 

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the area and took the man and his hand to Broward Health Medical Center for medical treatment, BSO said in a news release.

It’s not uncommon for people to injure themselves during 4th of July celebrations. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The nation saw a large increase in people being hurt and killed by fireworks last year.” There was a 50% increase in deaths and injuries as well as 15,600 people went to the emergency room for firework-related injuries, according to the CPSC. Most injuries were reportedly to the hands and fingers, followed by the head, face, ears, and eyes.

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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man in South Florida had his hand blown off by fireworks on Saturday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they were notified shortly after 1 a.m. when they received a medical call regarding an incident involving fireworks on North State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes.  Broward Sheriff Fire…

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