Kaufman Man Hurt After Fireworks Mishap

Alan Scaia
July 06, 2018 - 5:48 am

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KAUFMAN (1080 KRLD) - For the second time this week, someone in Kaufman County had to be airlifted to the hospital when fireworks exploded in his hands.

The College Mound Fire Department says a man was loading fireworks into a tube, when some of the shells exploded. The man had injuries to his hands and arms and was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Wednesday night, a woman near Forney was flown to Parkland when the Kaufman County fire marshal says she lit a tube of fireworks. Some of the shells fired, but several exploded in the tube.

She was flown to Parkland with hand and arm injuries and is now recovering.

In Dallas, firefighters say fireworks caused two house fires and one car fire this week. Dallas Fire Rescue says nine tickets were issued and the department confiscated almost 8,700 pounds of fireworks.