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Teen suffers severe hand injury when firework explodes
ABINGTON, Mass. — A 17-year-old boy and 31-year-old man were both seriously injured when a firework exploded at the Woodlands apartment complex in Abington Thursday night

The fireworks exploded just outside an apartment, officials said.

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“It appears that we had a small lighting of a commercial grade firework,” said Abington Fire Chief John Nuttall.

The teen was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital with what was described as a “severe hand injury,” the man was taken to a Brockton hospital.

No fire or structural damage was caused by the explosion but neighbors were evacuated as a precaution.

The bomb squad and state Fire Marshal’s office were both called in to check for any other threats and make sure the building was safe.

“Just a reminder again, fireworks are illegal in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for everybody’s safety,” said Nuttall.

The injuries are said to be non life-threatening.