Let’s face it. Fireworks are fun. That being said it’s not fun when bodily harm happens due to mishandling them, and not using common sense.
So, what is the most dangerous firework on the market today? More than one-third of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by shell-and-mortar-style fireworks, giving them the title of the most dangerous during the 4th of July.
More information shows the patients were 90% male and the average age was 24. Researchers found 39% of injuries in those cases were related to shell-and-mortar-style fireworks. Adults accounted for the majority (86%) of all shell-and-mortar injuries, teens were most likely to be hurt by homemade fireworks, and children were most likely to be injured by rockets.
Be SAFE this 4th of July!