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Great Britain - 2004

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

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Place of Accident
 
No.
Family or private party
590
Semi public party (e.g. scouts, club)
63
Large public display
96
Street or other public place
317
Indoors
18
Other
15
Not Specified
61
Type of Firework
 
No.
Rocket
283
Air Bomb / Roman Candle
121
Sparkler
149
Other fireworks
86
Home made or extracted powder
14
Not known (not bonfires)
507
Outcome of Injury
 
No.
No further treatment required
441
Referred to G.P.
179
Referred to out-patient dept. of this or other hospital
376
Detained in this hospital for at least one night
65
Transferred to another hospital
74
Died
0
Not known
25
Age Group of Injured
 
No.
Over 20 years
516
18 - 20
79
13 - 17
197
Under 13
368
Not Known
0
Total Eye Injuries
 
No.
Total
302
Sex of Injured Persons
 
No.
Male
774
Female
386
Unspecified
0
Year Total 1160

Source: Firework Injuries Statistics, Consumer Safety Research, DTI 2004

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