Officials: 6 Hurt In Ohio By 4th Of July Fireworks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The State Fire Marshal says six people were hurt in Ohio by fireworks or related explosions around the fourth of July, down from 11 during last year's holiday period.

Interim Fire Marshal Donald Cooper said in a statement Tuesday that the latest incidents were reminders of dangerous fireworks can be.

Officials say most of the injuries were not serious and involved professional fireworks exhibitors.

But a man from the Columbus suburb of Whitehall remains hospitalized from a fireworks device that ignited near his face and upper torso on July 5.

The Fire Marshal's Office also says its investigators last week seized nearly two tons of illegal fireworks in a raid in western Ohio's Darke County.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by tom hubbard Location: eaglerock.va on Jul 15, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    to the incident in whitehall ohio this moron is 28 years old and out picking up stars and piling them up and lighting them and trying to blame the licensed exhibitor stating he left a live shell behind for someone to pick up he deserves to get burned not only by the fireworks but the state of ohio and we all know that wont happen im an assistant on that show and we take great pride in our shows and dont need someone trying to spoil that
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