Firework Injuries


Using data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, this visualization highlights all the injuries due to fireworks that happen, highlighting the 4th of July holiday period.  Click on any category to filter on it, and explore what injuries occur across dates, genders, and age groups.  Males seem to be more likely to get injured overall, and their injuries are to their hands and fingers.  Females, are more prone to head and neck injuries.  Sadly, wee ones are almost 10% of injuries, mostly over the 4th of July week.  Hover over any category and you can drill through to the gory details of the injuries (even the naughty bits). Please be safe this 4th of July and enjoy fireworks responsibly.

Special thanks to Ray Yuen (of Pokemon fame!) for the comic book graphics inspiration.