4th of July Fireworks Accidents Claim 2 Lives in Different States

4th of July Fireworks Claim 2 Lives in Different States Authorities in two states are investigating deaths in two separate incidents involving fireworks during 4th of July celebrations.

A 43-year-old woman in Holland, Michigan, died and nine others were injured after a fireworks explosion at a residence on Monday night, according to the police.

The explosion occurred at a house in the Park Township, near the intersection of Main Street and N. 160th Avenue, around 11 p.m. This has led to an investigation to determine if a manufacturing defect or user error caused the explosion.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the conditions of the nine victims range from minor to critical. Additionally, the explosion also caused damage to several nearby houses and vehicles.

In Texas, a man was reported dead and four others were injured on Tuesday morning due to a 4th of July fireworks accident at a residence, as reported by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 10:33 a.m. on Tuesday, county deputies, local police, fire services, and medical personnel responded to a significant fire at Firehouse Nine Farm Event Venue in Texas. The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office identified Jared Scott Maddox, a 58-year-old resident of Gilmer, Texas, as the deceased person in the incident.

According to investigators, the individuals were preparing fireworks and were near the completion of approximately 300 three-inch fireworks projectiles when the accident occurred. “Evidence and testimonies indicate that the electric igniter used to activate the projectile caused the explosion,” stated the Sheriff’s Office in a press release. The investigation is ongoing, but there are currently no indications of foul play, the Sheriff’s Office affirmed.

These tragedies occur at a time when authorities have been issuing warnings to the public to exercise caution with fireworks during 4th of July festivities.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that 11 people died from fireworks incidents in 2022. The agency also noted that 10,200 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries last year.

Although fireworks on the 4th of July have become a tradition, mishandling, and malfunctioning of these products can lead to devastating incidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a fireworks accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may seek justice and compensation for your injuries and damages.

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