Trauma Surgeon Warns Of Fireworks Dangers

Your Fourth of July celebration may include alcohol and fireworks… but a local trauma surgeon says it shouldn’t involve both at the same time.

Doctor Kari Jerge of HSHS St. John’s Hospital says drinking can make people less careful handling fireworks themselves… and supervising kids who may be around.

This weekend is often a busy one in emergency rooms, as doctors see lots of people with hand, finger and eye injuries from fireworks… even sparklers.

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