Jul 3, 2010

Fireworks are dangerous...

You know the saying 'It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye'?   Or something like that?   For some reason even though everyone KNOWS that this happens EVERY year, without fail every 4th of July there is a story in the news about someone getting hurt lighting fireworks.   Every year they caution people not to light them unless they know what they are doing, not to allow children to play with them...not to even attempt to light them if inebriated.

So here you are- your annual 'STOP LIGHTING FIREWORKS YOU MORON' story:

updated 7/3/2010 8:25:59 PM
ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y. — Police say a man lightingfireworks has blown off his arm at a party on New York's Long Island.   Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Eric Smith was using a 3-foot long metal tube to shoot mortars from the street near his Islip (EYE'-slip) Terrace home around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.   Police believe he leaned over the device to ignite it and didn't get out of the way before an explosive shot out of the launcher. His left arm was severed at the shoulder.   Smith was taken to Southside Hospital in serious condition while friends packed the lost limb in ice to try to save it. Police believe doctors will try to reattach his arm.   A hospital spokesman didn't immediately return a call.   Police say another person at the party also was taken to a hospital, but it's unclear why.
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Wanna bet the officers found empty beer cans nearby?   PLAY SAFE PEOPLE!

1 comment:

  1. i saw a police warning sign in big flashy lights on the side of the belt on my home tonight.... TRANSPORRT FIREWORKS: LOSE YOUR CAR.