The 4th of July weekend just wrapped up, and it was bound to happen. A major fireworks accident has happened. WSB reported on an incident that happened in Michigan.
A local pizzeria was holding an annual fireworks show. The local event is funded by donations from customers. Locals say that it has been expanding year after year. This year, it expanded too much.
Six people were on a pontoon boat setting off fireworks for the crowd. A stray spark fell into the bucket where the rest of the fireworks were and ignited them. The six men leapt off the boat to extinguish themselves.
Four people in total were injured, three very seriously. The owner of the pizzeria was the most seriously burned.
Fireworks, when used with caution, are a fun part of holiday celebrations. But sometimes people enjoy playing with fire a little too much and accidents happen. Trained pyrotechnicians undergo rigorous training to handle shows safely. Members of the public that want to hold shows should receive similar training to prevent situations like these.
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