RoSPA Safer Fireworks

Statistics

Northern Ireland 2008 - Site of Injury

In the year 2008 reporting period, thirty persons received injuries to one site on the body, no persons received injuries to two sites, and two persons received injuries to three sites. The most common sites of injury were the wrist and hand and to the eye (Table below).

Fireworks Injuries, by Site of Injury, 2004 - 2008
Site 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Wrist/Hand 35 42 45 48 19
Face/Head/Neck 15 21 14 29 5
Eye 8 13 12 15 8
Foot/Leg 7 6 1 3 4
Trunk 2 7 2 10 0
Arm 2 11 5 6 0
Total 55 69 100 79 36

Source: Notes