Here comes the yearly explosion in fireworks injuries

It's almost as predictable as barbecues in the summer — the July fireworks injury. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has tracked emergency room reports from a sample of about 100 hospitals around the country for nearly two decades. Every year, Independence Day brings star-spangled skies and a flurry of hospital visits.

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Data Source: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)

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