Man suffers partial amputation following fireworks accident - KMOV.com

Man suffers partial amputation following fireworks accident

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IMPERIAL (KMOV.com) -

A 22-year-old man suffered a partial amputation of his right hand after a firework exploded in his hand.

Officials said the incident occurred Tuesday night on Northward Trials Drive. The man told paramedics he lit a firework before placing it in a launch tube instead of lighting it after it was in the tube.

Three or four of the man’s fingers were blown off when the firework exploded, said authorities.

The man was transported to a local hospital following the incident.

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