Articles Tagged with Fireworks

In yet another fireworks accident involving personal injury in Boston, a boy was seriously injured in what has been described as a cherry bomb accident. According to a recent news article from 7 News Boston, a boy was playing on a basketball court in Boston, when he found what has been described as a cherry bomb.

warning-icon-glossy-6-1023556-mAuthorities say the boy found the firework and attempted to light it. When he lit the firework, it exploded while he was still near it. The boy’s father was in his nearby home when he heard and felt the massive explosion. He immediately ran out to see what had happened and saw his 9-year-old son running toward him. He told authorities that, when he saw his son, he immediately noticed he was covered in blood and his eyelashes and eyebrows had been entirely burned off. Continue reading

Fireworks are a lot of fun to watch, but it is best to leave the actual process of shooting off the fireworks to trained professionals with proper permits and fire department personnel standing by in the case of an accident.

In fact, fireworks are illegal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, unless being handled by a licensed pyrotechnician with proper permits for the city and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). Continue reading

With the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaching, this is a good opportunity to discuss fireworks safety. Despite the fact fireworks are illegal in many areas of Massachusetts without a professional license and municipal permit, many people will illegally launch amateur fireworks purchased in other states. Even those who are not personally shooting off any illegal fireworks are likely to be attending a party or barbeque where someone else will be holding their own fireworks display. Continue reading

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