A 69-year-old Massachusetts man suffered serious injuries in a fireworks related accident in New Hampshire on the Fourth of July.
Around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, police in Newton, New Hampshire, said they responded to a report of a fireworks accident with injury on Thornell Road. Police and fire personnel arriving at the scene found a Haverhill, Massachusetts, man lying on the ground with visible head injuries, being attended to by friends.
The man had sustained a 3-inch wound to his forehead and was bleeding profusely. Witnesses said the injury was the result of a homemade "cannon" that exploded. Based on the seriousness of the injury, the man was taken by medical helicopter to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
The incident remains under investigation by Newton Police and Fire and the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal's Office.
Several other fireworks related injuries were reported throughout New England over the holiday weekend. In Maine, a man was killed after trying to shoot off fireworks from his head, and in Boston, two children were severely injured. Another incident was reported in Saugus, Massachusetts.