Harborview Medical Center trauma specialists recently treated a patient who lost a hand to a fireworks injury. The hospital's Emergency Department is braced for the annual influx of those injuries, which number 40 to 50 per year.
Fireworks are set to fly once again this Independence Day weekend. Medical professionals hope their warnings will steer you clear of permanent injuries. Their July Fourth mantra is to celebrate safely.
Michael Spencer lost several fingers and underwent 11 surgeries at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center from a fireworks explosion while he was in Montana last year. He was holding a shell-and-mortar fireworks over his head when it suddenly expl