9 treated, released after Avon fireworks shot into crowd

3rd July, 2015 by

By Staff Reports

AVON — At approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, July 3, the Town of Avon’s annual Salute to the USA fireworks show experienced a malfunction, when a shell apparently exploded in its tube rather than firing correctly into the sky. The misfired shell caused the rack of 5-inch shells to tip in two directions causing two to three shells to cross into the crowd. A total of nine people experienced minor abrasion burns and were treated by emergency medical personnel at the show, with all persons being released, town manager Virginia Egger said in a news release issued early Saturday. “This …

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