Who commonly gets hurt by fireworks?
- Children ages 5 to 9 and teens ages 15 to 19.
- More than 40% of those injured are children younger than 14.
- The most frequent and serious injuries are to active participants in fireworks-related activities, not bystanders and audiences.
What kinds of injuries are typical?
- Hands and fingers (29%)
- Eyes (20%)
- Around half the injuries are burns, especially to the face, hand, wrist, or arm.