Florida man’s hand blown off by fireworks, sheriff’s office says

South Florida firefighters encourage safe fireworks handling

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Broward County man lost one of his hands in an overnight fireworks accident Saturday, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

In a news release, Broward Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Carey Codd said at around 1 a.m., dispatchers sent deputies and fire rescue crews to the 4400 block of North State Road 7 in unincorporated central Broward County, according to News 6 partner Local 10.

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First responders arrived to find that someone had already taken the man to a nearby hospital but did find his hand, Codd said.

Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crews took the man’s hand to that hospital and subsequently took the man and his hand to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale for treatment.

It’s unclear whether doctors were able to reattach his hand.

South Florida firefighters spent the days leading up to the Fourth of July holiday encouraging people to leave fireworks to the professionals or, barring that, handle them safely.

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Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.