July 4th, 2010


The rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air...

"A new study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that nearly 9,000 people were taken to the emergency room and two people died in 2009 from fireworks-related incidents. ... and many resulted in the loss of a limb."

"On Saturday, a man lighting fireworks outside his Long Island home became the latest victim when he completely severed his left arm from his shoulder, Suffolk County police said."

-- CNN