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CPSC 2018 Fireworks Injuries Report


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#1 SharkWhisperer

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 11:44 AM

Yeah, yeah, we all love the good ol' nanny-like CPSC and all the wonderful things they do in looking out for our best interests. But they also publish an interesting annual summary of fireworking accidents involving 1.3, 1.4, and "unspecified/homemade". Some of the characters described are definitely candidates for the Darwin Award.

 

Apart from number of injuries (reported) and ER visits due to fireworks accidents, they also give breakdowns of device types, victim demographics, and in some instances detailed descriptions of the events. This is fiscal year 2018's report--couldn't locate one for 2019 if it's been published yet.

 

Interesting to me; perhaps to you, too...

 

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#2 Smokelvr

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 08:02 PM

I have issue with any report that begins with 'estimated injury'

CDC/NIH and I'd think other governmental type agencies would have HARD numbers on ER/Immediate Care (along with insurance companies) and one of the very important things that's captured is 'mechanism of injury'

Those are evidence based numbers... past that you get into the lovely world of estimates and then it comes to who's pushing the numbers and why.

Coming from a 'protection' and 'safety' agency... well.






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