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Pyrotechnician struck in head by firework.

Authors
Michigan Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation
Source
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, HA#3, 2004 Oct; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20041099
Abstract
In 2003, 41-year-old male independent fireworks shooter and the "pyrotechnician in charge" of a fireworks display died when struck in the back of the head by a 4-inch Lampare firework shell that used a 45-second delay fuse and a quick match fuse. The display was set up in a gravel pit that had three "Ievels" with shells placed and lit at each level. The victim used a propane torch to manually light his zone of shells on the lowest level and was found lying in the sand later in the show by an assistant. He did not have a spotter or communication device. Autopsy results showed a blood alcohol level of 0.2464%.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Traumatic-injuries; Region-5; Work-practices; Work-analysis; Work-performance; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Substance-abuse; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Training
Publication Date
20041012
Document Type
Other
Email Address
debra.chester@ht.msu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008329
Source Name
Pyrotechnician struck in head by firework
State
MI
Performing Organization
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
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