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N.H. Fire Marshal: Let Professionals Handle July 4th Fireworks

Some Fourth of July advice from the New Hampshire state fire marshal: Leave fireworks displays to the professionals. William Degnan said people often forget they are playing with explosives and each July 4th, thousands get injured. He notes that wooded …

Judge Rejects Challenge to Michigan’s Fireworks Insurance Law

A judge has rejected a challenge to the insurance requirement in Michigan’s new law expanding the sale of fireworks. Federal Judge Thomas Ludington in Bay City says he’s not going to trump the judgment of lawmakers. He says the $10 …

Michigan Fireworks Suppliers Want Fast Decision on Insurance Law

Suppliers are urging a judge to quickly consider their challenge to a new Michigan law that requires millions of dollars in liability insurance if they want to sell powerful fireworks. Bay City federal Judge Thomas Ludington has set a hearing …

Companies Sue over Michigan Fireworks Insurance Requirement

Several fireworks companies are suing over what they call Michigan’s excessive insurance requirements under a new state law. The companies filed suit on Feb. 1 in Detroit federal court seeking to overturn a requirement to obtain $10 million in liability …

Nebraska Court: Insurance Won’t Cover Fireworks Injury

A judge has ruled a Lincoln, Neb., man can’t get help from his insurance company to pay for injuries inflicted on an 80-year-old woman in a fireworks accident because it happened during a criminal act. The Lincoln Journal Star reported …

Florida Counties Ban Fireworks Due to Wildfire Risk

Drought conditions and rampant wildfires have forced 29 Florida counties to ban open fires. And for 22 of those counties, the ban covers fireworks. The Florida Division of Forestry said that more than 440 active wildfires were roaring across the …

More Details Released on Hawaii Fireworks Blast

The Honolulu, Hawaii, medical examiner’s office said that three of the victims in an underground fireworks blast last week suffered carbon monoxide inhalation before dying. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office identified the three men as Robert Freeman, 24, of …

Hawaii Workplace Safety Regulator Looks Into Fireworks Blast

Hawaii’s workplace safety regulator has launched an investigation into the company responsible for the fireworks that exploded in a storage facility last week to determine if it has any record of violating safety laws. Five people were killed in the …