Find U.S. fireworks fatality data

07/04/2011 12:00 AM

07/04/2011 12:07 AM

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The records: Statistics about fireworks-related deaths and injuries across the United States.

Why you'd want them: To learn more about the dangers of fireworks when used improperly. There were reports of three fireworks-related deaths and an estimated 8,600 hospital emergency room-treated injuries last year. In 2009, CPSC had reports of two deaths and an estimated 8,800 injuries.

Where you get the records: From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website, The website also features safety tips.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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