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Kalamazoo woman in critical condition after firework explodes

Happy Independence Day. This is the week we are all reminded of the dangers of fireworks. Unfortunately, the reminder came a little early for a Kalamazoo, Michigan, family. Last Wednesday, June 27, a 38-year-old woman in Kalamazoo was rushed to Bronson Methodist Hospital after a firework exploded in her face.

Apparently, she and her husband were at home setting off fireworks in their yard when she bent over to light one of the fuses and it simply exploded in her face. Police say the woman received catastrophic injuries and burns to her face, hands, torso and arms. She is listed in critical condition at the hospital. Police also say the use of alcohol was most likely a contributor to the personal Injury No foul play is suspected and no one else was injured.

The state of Michigan recently lifted a ban on certain types of fireworks, including the one involved in the incident. There is also a burning ban in some parts of Michigan because of the dangerously dry conditions.

Kalamazoo Public Safety officials issued a warning and safety tips about fireworks just earlier that day, including:

  • Parents should carefully supervise youngsters lighting fireworks
  • Fireworks should only be used outside
  • Have water handy and nearby when shooting fireworks
  • Do not light fire3works near flammable items
  • Always wear safety goggles when shooting fireworks
  • Never relight a firework that does not light immediately. Dunk it in a bucket of water.
  • BEWARE: simple sparklers burn at temperatures higher than 1200 degrees Fahrenheit

Source: mlive.com, "Firework goes off in Kalamazoo woman's face, critically burning her, police say," Rosemary Parker, June 28, 2012

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