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Technician suffers critical injuries at Kingman fireworks display
7/7/2013 6:00:00 AM
KINGMAN - A pyrotechnician involved in the Independence Day fireworks display at the Mohave County Fairgrounds was critically injured when a pre-packaged box of fireworks malfunctioned at about 9:30 p.m.
Jeremy Lee, 40, of Washington, Utah, went to investigate the malfunction when the box holding 30 shells exploded from about five feet away after they improperly detonated from the side of the tubes, striking him in the head, according to Rusty Cooper, deputy chief of the
Kingman Police Department
Cooper said Lee was wearing the proper safety gear. He suffered facial burns, fractures and a brain injury.
Lee was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center and later flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he is listed in critical condition. He underwent surgery Friday morning and could lose an eye.
Lee is an employee of Lantis Fireworks & Lasers, based in Draper, Utah, which has been in the fireworks business for decades.
The incident brought the fireworks show to a premature end.
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