Man loses hand in fireworks incident; 2 others injured

Local News

Three men are recovering after suffering serious injuries in a Muscatine fireworks incident Thursday.

Police say one of the three men lit a mortar while holding it in his hand.

It exploded before he could throw it. That man lost his hand.

A second man suffered injuries to his face, eyes, and ears.

A third man lost several fingers.

Assistant Fire Chief Michael Hartman says this was the most serious incident in Muscatine related to fireworks since Iowa made them legal two years ago.

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