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Florida man loses part of hand in 4th of July fireworks accident

Posted: 7:02 AM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-05 13:24:16Z

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida man lost part of his hand in a July 4th fireworks accident.

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Lauderhill Fire-Rescue posted on Twitter that the incident happened Wednesday night.

They said the injury resulted in a “partial amputation” of the man’s hand.

The man’s name or condition hasn’t been released.

No further details were immediately available.

Approximately 760 people go to the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries each 4th of July and 68% of all firework injuries take place within a month of July 4th, according to Wallethub. Each year, about 7 people die from firework-related incidents.