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Seattle hospital reports dozens injured by fireworks

July 8, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — Harborview Medical Center in Seattle reported 36 people were injured in some way by fireworks between July 3-6 this year, of which 20 had to be admitted into the hospital.

KOMO reports the hospital said of those 20, seven suffered injuries grave enough to require amputation, be it fingers or an entire hand.

Many others sustained broken bones and soft tissue injuries to their hands, but didn’t require amputation.

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