Honolulu Emergency Medical Services personnel tended to six patients who were injured in fireworks-related incidents during New Year’s celebrations.
The injuries happened between 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 6 a.m. today, EMS said.
Three fireworks-related injuries took place on New Year’s Eve, and included a 7-year-old girl in Kailua who suffered a hand injury.
Two additional people were injured in a propane tank explosion.
EMS today responded to three more fireworks-related injuries that occurred in early-morning hours.
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Just before 12:30 a.m., 49-year-old woman stopped by a fire station on Kalanianaole Highway to be treated for a burn to her hand, which she apparently suffered from a sparkler.
A few minutes later, a 45-year-old man suffered a serious injury to his hand after a firework he was holding went off. He was taken by ambulance from a West Oahu emergency room to a trauma center.
At around 3 a.m., an 11-year-old boy suffered an eye injury from an apparent fireworks accident. EMS treated the boy and transported him from a Windward emergency room to a trauma center.
EMS tended to five fireworks-related injuries on Oahu during last year’s New Year’s celebrations.
Between 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 7 a.m. today, EMS also responded to 18 motor vehicle collisions, 13 incidents of people having difficulty breathing, and 12 assaults.
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