2 injured in July 4th fireworks mishap in Pelham
New Hampshire officials said two people were injured – one of them severely – in a fireworks accident Friday in Pelham.
Authorities are not immediately releasing the names of the injured adults. State Fire Marshal William Degnan and Pelham fire Chief James Midgley said one of the adults was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Midgley said the incident involved “reloadable mortar” fireworks – the same model that sent 13 people to the hospital after an explosion in Pelham on July 3, 2012.
Officials said the investigation into Friday’s explosion is just beginning.
Degnan said people should attend professional displays rather than risk using the potentially deadly fireworks that are legal in New Hampshire.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that fireworks caused 11,400 injuries in 2013.