Fireworks-related injuries reported by hospitals

Twenty-five patients had fireworks-related injuries from 7 a.m. Saturday, June 30, to 7 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at the University of Kansas Hospital’s Burnett Burn Center.

Of the 25 patients, 19 were male and six were female, according to the KU Hospital report. Their ages ranged from 4 to 55 years old. Nine patients were admitted to the hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Common injury locations were hands and lower extremities, according to the report.

The type of fireworks causing the most injuries was mortars, at 46 percent, followed by sparklers at 20 percent and firecrackers at 20 percent.

The Burnett Burn Center is a nationally accredited burn center for treatment of both adult and child burns.

Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, saw six patients for fireworks injuries between July 2 and July 5, according to a spokesman.

Of the six patients, one was from Johnson County, one from Leavenworth County, three from Wyandotte County, and one from Kansas City, Missouri.

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