Good Samaritan Hospital gives fireworks safety tips
DOWNERS GROVE – Good Samaritan Hospital reminded Fourth of July revelers that while fireworks are a big part of the holiday, they are also send a handful of people to the Downers Grove hospital's ER every July.
About 9,000 people are injured or killed each year from fireworks, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Approximately 75 percent of those accidents occur in the four weeks surrounding Independence Day, and most are entirely preventable, according to the hospital.
“Our emergency department sees about three to five patients with fireworks-related injuries each day surrounding the July 4th holiday,” said Dr. Stephen Crouch, emergency medicine physician at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, in a press release.
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