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The Dangers of Fireworks

Joseph Coupal - Friday, July 06, 2012
Although fireworks are legal in New Hampshire, this past Tuesday 11 people were injured as a result of a backyard explosion in Pelham after fireworks exploded.  Investigators found 90 boxes of fireworks in the house.  Fireworks are a popular entertainment device used throughout the summer months, not just limited to Independence Day celebrations.  There are dozens of injuries that result from these explosives every summer, as demonstrated by the Pelham, NH incident. It is important to remember that fireworks are illegal in the state of Massachusetts.  The punishment for selling or keeping for sale fireworks in MA is punishable by fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year or both.  The punishment for possession or use of fireworks in Massachusetts is a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars.  For a definition of what “firework” includes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, refer to General Laws Chapter 148 Section 39.

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