Staying Safe on the Fourth

July 02, 2019 07:31 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- According to health officials, burns made up nearly 50% of firework-related injuries in 2018.

Dr. Caitlin Loprinzi Brauer with Mayo Clinic, said the clinic's staffing does not change because of the fourth or July holiday, but they are fully staffed and capable for the people who need treatment.

"We want everyone to have an enjoyable Fourth of July and not have to come in here, and so we know that people are going to want to celebrate but be smart about it... try not to touch the hot end, watching children especially and, if doing fireworks, making sure every one is back a safe distance," said Dr. Caitlin Loprinzi Brauer.

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