Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and for many, that means an opportunity to enjoy setting off fireworks. However, doing so can often result in an individual suffering Fire and Burn Injuries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that an average of 200 people per day sustains such injuries during the two weeks leading up to and following the Fourth of July. A majority of these injuries are burns and typically affect the hands and arms.
Connecticut has worked to reduce the number of such accidents in the state by heavily regulating the sale and use of fireworks. According to WTNH 8 News, state law prohibits any firework that emits a flame or explodes. Also, an individual must be at least 16-years-old to purchase or use fireworks.
For those who are allowed to use fireworks, several safety precautions should be taken:
The Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys with Carter Mario Law Firm recognizes the risks of injury using fireworks can pose. That’s why the firm is hopeful these tips will help to keep your Fourth of July celebrations fun and safe!