6 adults, no children treated for firework injuries at Erlanger
Six area residents were treated at Erlanger emergency rooms for burn injuries caused by fireworks on July 4, said hospital officials.
According to Jeneen Carman, Assistant Vice President of Emergency Services for the Erlanger Health System, all six patients were adults and “no children were treated for fireworks related injuries this year.”
Last year, Erlanger treated four patients for fireworks-related injuries, three adults and one child.
In 2016, Erlanger treated 11 patients and the year before that, eight. “This is the first time in four years we have not treated any pediatric patients for fireworks related injuries,” said Carman.
"We feel all the public service announcements surrounding child safety, heat, and fireworks likely had an impact on this year’s pediatric numbers,” said Carman.