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Erlanger treats 8 for firework injuries

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Eight local residents, including two children, were treated for fireworks-related injuries at Erlanger emergency rooms over the July Fourth holiday.   

One adult suffered from a partial hand amputation and two children were treated for burns to their cheeks, according to Erlanger emergency medicine officials.   

Two adults required emergency care for eye injuries, including a corneal abrasion and corneal burn caused by explosives.  

The other three adults were treated at Erlanger’s downtown hospital and Erlanger East Hospital emergency rooms for facial burns and lacerations, in addition to wrist and open hand fractures. 

This is the highest number of firework-related injuries treated at Erlanger’s ERs in the past five years. 

This year’s fireworks-related injuries at Erlanger were tracked from Thursday, July 1 through today, July 6. 

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