Eight fireworks injuries reported by KU Hospital

The University of Kansas Hospital’s Burnett Burn Center in Kansas City, Kansas, has reported eight total patients with fireworks-related injuries from 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 3.

The injuries were over a three-day period. According to an updated report released by the hospital, six of the patients were males and two were females.

The patients ranged in age from 17 months to 60 years old, according to the hospital.

Injuries were reported to hands, chest, eyes and arms, the hospital reported.

Fireworks responsible for the injuries included an M80, firecrackers, smoke bombs and sparkler, according to the report.

Two persons were admitted to the hospital, the report stated. There was no information on the cit of residence of the injured.

The Burnett Burn Center is the only nationally accredited burn center for treatment of both adult and child burns, according to the hospital spokesman.

To see a video from KU Hospital about the burn center, fireworks injuries and some of its fireworks patients in the past, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2JK4iDo69g.


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