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What are the hazards of fireworks?

What are the hazards of fireworks?

Fireworks can cause serious eye injuries, including blindness, if the eye tissue gets damaged or torn. Other common injuries from fireworks include burns to the hands and face, which can leave scars. Someone could even lose one or more fingers if fireworks go off the wrong way.

What is a safe distance from fireworks?

We mentioned that safe spectating distances for fireworks are anywhere from 35–150 feet, so you’ll need every second you can get.

How can we prevent accidents from fireworks?

Avoid common injuries with these tips:

  1. Never lean over lit fireworks when lighting the fuse.
  2. If you find unexploded fireworks, leave them be.
  3. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby the area where you’re lighting fireworks.
  4. Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

Which type of firework causes the most accidents?

The types of fireworks that cause the most injuries are firecrackers, sparklers and bottle rockets. The most frequently injured body parts are the hands, head/neck, and eyes. Burns are the most common injury.

How many injuries happen from fireworks?

The research states that an estimated 15,600 people required emergency room treatment in U.S. hospitals due to accidents involving fireworks last year, up from approximately 10,000 in 2019. By comparison, the total number of fireworks injuries recorded just over a decade earlier – in 2008 – came to about 7,000.

How many houses catch on fire from fireworks?

Each year, fireworks injure thousands and cause thousands of fires. An estimated 19,500 fires started by fireworks were reported to local fire departments in the US during 2018.

Can you have fireworks at home?

You can only buy fireworks and sparklers from registered sellers for private use on selected dates in the year: Between 15 October and 10 November. Between 26 to 31 December. Three days before Diwali.

Where do most fireworks injuries happen?

Legs, arms and trunk Majority of the injuries were burns and contusions or lacerations. 300 arm injuries were diagnosed as fractures or sprains and 400 leg injuries were other diagnoses. The torso or other body regions made up the least treated firework injuries with 800 reported, according to the CPSC.

Can fireworks cause death?

A new report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finds a 50 percent increase in deaths and injuries from fireworks-related incidents in 2020, compared to 2019. At least 18 people died from fireworks-related incidents in 2020, compared to 12 reported for the previous year.

Can fireworks go off in a hot room?

Fireworks should only ignite if a flame is present. The temperatures required to ignite a fuse are hundreds of degrees higher than the inside of a hot car on a hot day.

What are some safety tips for setting off fireworks?

Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly. Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.

Where can I find a fireworks safety infographic?

NFPA has created a fireworks infographic for you to use on your website, blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Just download the graphic and place wherever you want to use it. Please link to Download the infographic. You can also download the fireworks safety tip sheet in Spanish . (PDF)

How dangerous are fireworks?

Fireworks. Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. This is a modal window.

Are consumer fireworks safe to use?

Watch: Attending a professional fireworks show may not be possible this year, but that doesn’t change the fact that consumer fireworks are dangerous. Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. However, they are not safe in the hands of consumers.

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