Not surprisingly, the majority of fireworks injuries each year happen around the Fourth of July. Out of all types of home fireworks, it’s sparklers that cause the most injuries.
For the entire month surrounding the holiday, about 200 people every day make a trip to the emergency room due to fireworks injuries. Homemade or illegal fireworks account for all of the four deaths that were reported in 2011. More than half were burns. Hands and fingers were most often injured, but there were also significant amount of eyes injuries, as well as face, head, and ear injuries. These and other important fireworks injury statistics are compiled in an infographic by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Be sure to scroll through to see the Tips on staying safe.