The Fourth of July holiday weekend is traditionally the time for parties, barbecues and fireworks, but for emergency rooms in New Mexico, it can be more than that. It’s a day where the hospital staff knows to expect to see patients suffering burns, bruises, cuts and more.
Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day, yet the day can also bring pain, even death.
In 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) conducted a nationwide study of fireworks injuries from June 20th through July 20th. Here’s what they learned: