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Lafayette General reports zero firework or water related injuries for the fourth of July

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Usually see children with hand or eye injuries from fireworks; or drowning incidents

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 11:21am

Lafayette General is glad to report they had zero firework or water related injuries during the fourth of July this year.  In years past they tend to see mainly unsupervised children come in with hand or eye injuries due to fireworks.

"We think that there's a lot of education that occurs every year around the fourth of July as well as around New Years Eve in terms of the general public educating parents and making sure that their children are doing and keeping them supervised.  Fireworks are a lot of fun certainly there a big part of life down here in south Louisiana as well as all over the country and with supervision and used correctly they're enjoyable," says Dr. Michael Peebles, Medical Director of ER at Lafayette General.

Lafayette General is very happy about the good report over the holiday, and urge the public to continue to be safe over the holiday weekend.

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