Fireworks Deaths and InjuriesPosted on by
Fourth of July celebrations are nearly synonymous with fireworks. Fireworks can be very dangerous if used carelessly or improperly.
- In 2003, four persons died and an estimated 9,300 were treated in emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries in the United States .
- An estimated 5% of fireworks-related injuries treated in emergency departments required hospitalization.
More info is available in this fact sheet.