How do Firework Injuries Occur?

Fireworks type can cause damage


Among the various types of fireworks, some of which are sold legally in some states, bottle rockets can fly into peoples’ faces and cause eye injuries; sparklers can ignite clothing; and firecrackers can injure the hands or face if they explode at close range

 

Being too close: can be fatal


Injuries may be caused from being too close to fireworks when they explode; for example, when someone leans over to look more closely at a firework that has been ignited, or when a misguided bottle rocket hits a nearby person.

 

Lack of physical coordination among children


Younger children often lack the physical coordination to handle fireworks safely – even sparklers! Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. But facts are that sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals and enough to cause a serious burn

 

Excitement and Curiosity


Children are often excited and curious around fireworks, which can increase their chances of being injured (for example, when they re-examine a firecracker dud that initially fails to ignite).

 

Experimentation with fireworks

 

Homemade fireworks (for example, ones made of the powder from several firecrackers) can lead to dangerous and unpredictable explosions.

Firework

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Manav has a degree in creative writing and writes for various lifestyle and fashion magazines and blog sites. A die-hard fan of soccer, Manav has worked with a number of big publication houses in the past. Apart from writing, Manav also works as a freelancer designer.

View manav's Full Portfolio
tags:
allets's picture

PLEASE MOVE TO PROSE SECTION

please


...a