Planning on shooting fireworks on the 4th of July? These parts of the body are most likely to be injured


DURHAM, North Carolina (WNCN) – From Raleigh to Cary, all the way to Durham and all the way to Fayetteville, and everywhere in between, North Carolinians will enjoy fireworks on Monday for the 4th of July.

But some won’t go to organized events and choose to shoot their own instead.

County Durham has shared statistics from an annual fireworks report from Tu and Ng on which parts of the body are most likely to be injured by fireworks.

Although burn-related injuries and the hands or fingers make the most sense, the Tu and Ng report analyzed five other categories and reported the likelihood of these parts being injured by fireworks.

PC: County Durham on Twitter

The annual report revealed that 44% of injuries are related to burns, while 28% are to the hand and finger.

But, the second highest is 24% for the leg, followed by 19% for the eyes.

Then, 15% injure their head and 10% then injure themselves in the “trunk and other” areas. I’ll let you put two and two together here.

Finally, four percent of people complete their explosive-related injuries to their arms, according to the report.

County Durham also said most of those injuries were to children and teenagers.

“Despite the dangers of fireworks, few understand the associated risks – devastating burns, injuries, fires and even death. Don’t become a statistic and let the pros handle the fireworks,” County Durham tweeted .

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