Kirksville Man Injured in Fireworks Accident

2021 July 4th celebrations led to multiple accidents around the country, including locally. A Kirksville man lost his hand in a fireworks accident Friday night. According to KTVO. the 30-year-old was lighting fireworks at the time of the accident. He was taken to a nearby hospital via helicopter and listed in stable condition. His name was not released. A report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that fireworks injuries continue to rise. 15,600 people required emergency room treatment in U.S. hospitals due to accidents involving fireworks in 2020, up from approximately 10,000 in 2019.