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Great Britain - 2005

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

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Place of Accident
 
No.
Family or private party
475
Semi public party (e.g. scouts, club)
38
Large public display
121
Street or other public place
247
Indoors
25
Other
5
Not Specified
71
Type of Firework
 
No.
Rocket
216
Air Bomb / Roman Candle
111
Sparkler
104
Other fireworks
102
Home made or extracted powder
15
Not known (not bonfires)
443
Outcome of Injury*
 
No.
No further treatment required
333
Referred to GP
93
Referred to out-patient dept. of this or other hospital
292
Detained and no further treatment required
34
Detained and then referred to GP / out-patient dept
36
Detained and then transferred to other unit / department
24
Transferred to other department
32
Transferred to another A&E/Burns unit/Eye clinic
62
Died
0
Not Known
85
Age Group of Injured
 
No.
Over 20 years
422
18 - 20
69
13 - 17
213
Under 13
281
Not Known
6
Total Eye Injuries
 
No.
Total
285
Sex of Injured Persons
 
No.
Male
682
Female
308
Unspecified
1
Year Total 990
* Outcome of Injury classifications redefined in 2005

Source: DTI Firework Injuries Statistics, 2005

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