Fort Lauderdale Teens’ Fingers Blown Off In Fire Works Accident
What began as a typical round of teenagers daring each other to do questionable things turned tragic for a 15-year-old Lauderhill boy two days after the Fourth of July.
According to witnesses at the scene, when Ryan Lue-Young lost a round of the game rock-paper-scissors, his friends dared him to light a firework known as an “onion.” Onions are notorious for being unpredictable and highly flammable (YouTube is full of videos involving this dangerous firework.) As a crowd of onlookers watched, Lue-young lit the short-fused firework despite some people urging him not to do so. As soon as the match made contact with the fuse, the firework blew up in the victim’s hand – severing all of the fingers on that hand. He later underwent surgery to have the fingers reattached.
Hand and finger injuries are the most common fireworks-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2013, hospital emergency rooms in the United States treated nearly 11,500 people for injuries sustained by fireworks. Most victims were below the age of 20 and most incidents (65%) occurred in the weeks before and after the Fourth of July.
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