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Northern Ireland 2013 - Site of Injury

Site of Injury

During 2013, the 6 persons attending emergency care departments had a total of 6 firework related injuries. Of these 6 persons, 1 had received injury to only one site on the body, one person received injury to two sites, and one person received injury to three sites. The most common site of injuries from firework related incidents were to the Face, Head or Neck (50% of all injuries) (Table 7).

Table 7: Number of Firework Injuries, by Site of Injury (2009 -2013)

Site of injury 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Wrist/Hand 18 21 15 5 2
Face/Head/Neck 3 9 4 4 3
Eye 4 8 5 3 1
Foot/Leg 3 3 1 1 0
Trunk 2 3 0 0 0
Arm 2 7 3 3 0
Total Injuries 32 51 28 16 6

Figure 5: Firework Injuries by Site of Injury (2013)

Figure 5: Firework Injuries by Site of Injury (2013)

N.B. This does not equate to the total number of persons injured as it is possible for a person to have injuries to more than one site on their body.

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