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Teen suffers severe hand injury when firework explodes
The fireworks exploded just outside an apartment, officials said.
“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.