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Great Britain 2003

Firework Injuries (actual number) 4 Week Period in October - November

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Place of Accident
 
No.
Family or private party
515
Semi public party (e.g. scouts, club)
48
Large public display
99
Street or other public place
287
Indoors
34
Other
152
Not Specified
1
Type of Firework
 
No.
Rocket
257
Air Bomb / Roman Candle
134
Sparkler
140
Other fireworks
119
Home made or extracted powder
6
Not known (not bonfires)
480
Air Bombs were included with Other Proprietary Fireworks prior to 1993
Outcome of Injury
 
No.
No further treatment required
379
Referred to G.P.
130
Referred to out-patient dept. of this or other hospital
357
Detained in this hospital for at least one night
57
Transferred to another hospital
53
Died
0
Not known
160
*Categories changed in 2003
Age Group of Injured
 
No.
Over 20 years
482
18 - 20
66
13 - 17
220
Under 13
368
Not Known
0
Total Eye Injuries
 
No.
Total
313
Sex of Injured Persons
 
No.
Male
769
Female
367
Unspecified
0
Year Total 1136

Source: Firework Injuries Statistics, Consumer Safety Research, DTI 2003

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