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Man injured by firework exploding in face

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 5, 2012 at 8:15 am with 7 Comments »
July 5, 2012 8:15 am

A 23-year-old man in the South Hill area was hurt when a firework exploded in his face Tuesday, KIRO-TV reported.

It happened about 11 p.m. in the 13600 block of 94th Avenue East.

Randy Stephens with Central Pierce Fire & Rescue told KIRO-TV that the man lost vision in one eye and was most likely using illegal fireworks.

The man was treated at Harborview Medical Center for chest and facial injuries.

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  1. ltkeffer says:

    Stupid is as stupid does

  2. rocketruss says:

    yeah. what ltkeffer said.

  3. MrCarleone says:

    What gene pool are these fools coming from ?

  4. On one hand I feel sorry that he will now have his whole life to benefit from this education. I only wish that someone else could also benefit from it *before* maiming their own body or someone else’s.

    Unfortunately, the meatheads who mess around with this stuff really aren’t in a learning mode. Bigger is always better, and the more daring it seems, the greater the offset for their small lives or… um, endowments.

  5. nonstopjoe says:

    Hope this guy’s days of playing around with illegal fireworks won’t be repeated. Now he knows that explosives explode.

  6. I would like to hear number: How many complaints, how many police on duty OUTSIDE of Ruston Way, how many arrests.

    It’s time to get rid of this self defeating law & restore sanity to Tacoma in July. It would be one thing if the law worked, BUT IT DOESN’T. Illegal fireworks got much worse the year the law was passed.

  7. nonstopjoe says:

    I live near the University of Puget Sound and illegal fireworks used to be a huge problem – now, much less so. There’s still some minor offenders, but nothing like it was before the new law took effect combined with some effort at enforcement.

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