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Firework explodes into crowd in Pa., injuring 11
hosted ^ | Jul 5

Posted on 07/05/2010 11:45:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono

PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a firework exploded into a crowd gathered for a town Fourth of July celebration in central Pennsylvania, injuring 11 people.

Palmyra Borough police say a charge misfired, and material exploded into the nearby crowd at Palmyra Middle School and across a football field.....

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fireworks; pa

1 posted on 07/05/2010 11:45:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Great! Obama will use this as an excuse to outlaw them forever.


2 posted on 07/05/2010 12:17:29 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: JoeProBono

No surprise; incidents of this sort happen every year. Last night the fireworks shoot I was monitoring had a misfire inside one of the shooting tubes. Blew the tube and the rack all to hell and threw them and the wooden shards about 30 feet away.
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Explosives are inherently dangerous and are not toys. That’s why you [should] have trained, experienced people with a generous fall-out zone and lots of insurance money perfoming these. Even so, accidents happen.


3 posted on 07/05/2010 12:49:17 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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