Will You Be a 4th of July Stat?

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This 4th of July weekend, many of are are gearing up to celebrate ‘MURICA with fireworks, BBQs, beer and a long, relaxing weekend. But as celebrations go, there’s always some people that take it just a little bit too far. Here, we’ve collected some scary stats about just how crazy this entire month can get!

  1. In 2015, there were eight deaths and 11,400 injuries from fireworks mishaps.
  2. July 5th has an average of 110 deaths annually.
  3. Fireworks injuries from June 22 to July 22 in 2012 caused an average of 200 people to go to the emergency room every day
  4. In 2011 alone, fireworks caused an estimated 17,900 reported fires, including 1200 structural fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside and other fires, culminating in 8 deaths, 40 injuries, and $32 million in property damage.

Still don’t believe us? See for yourself in these eye-opening infographics from Newsweek, below. Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 11.10.51 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 11.11.10 PM Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 11.11.33 PM

Have a great 4th of July this weekend, and be careful! You’ll never live it down if you end up like these guys…


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