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Firework explodes in Illinois man’s face, causing critical injuries


CARY, Ill. (AP) — A commercial-grade firework exploded in the face of an Illinois man as he was investigating why it hadn’t detonated. Investigators in Lake County say the 58-year-old man was looking into the tube containing the firework when it launched and exploded Sunday night. He is in critical condition at a hospital. Following the accident, authorities turned over other fireworks the man owned to a bomb squad for destruction. Commercial-grade fireworks typically require a permit to possess and detonate. Criminal charges are possible.

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