Fireworks Amputate Part of Waterbury Man’s Arm


A Waterbury, Connecticut, man was seriously injured in a fireworks accident in Harwinton Saturday and the metal shrapnel amputated part of his left arm.

State police responded to 76 Catlin Road around 8:28 p.m. and found Derek Dooley, 28, suffering serious injuries to the left arm.

Police said the shrapnel amputated his arm below the elbow and Dooley was transported to the hospital.

Police said he was injured during an unlicensed, private fireworks show. Troop L and members of the Fire and Explosive Investigations Unit are investigating.

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