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When pyrotechnics strike back: firework fails compiliation

What happens when fireworks fail? It gets posted up on YouTube for our viewing pleasure. Here’s a compilation of some of the best fireworks fails.

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Fireworks accident

Fireworks and the Fourth of the July go hand in hand – along with the potential for mishaps.

Sometimes it’s the lunatics who go running around lighting off whistlers and M80s (quarter sticks of dynamite), sometimes the fireworks malfunction. When these unstable explosive devices misfire, anyone around them is not going to have a good time.

It’s all fun and games until someone blows off their hands

According to this report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC received reports of six fireworks-related deaths in 2012. On top of that, 8,700 injuries were also treated in U.S. emergency room departments due to firework-related activities in 2012.

Firework safety

For some advice on proper safety when handling fireworks, check out these tips from the CPSC here.

When fireworks fail

To show you how fireworks strike back, check out this compilation of firework fails:

H/T YouTube

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