Sustaining a painful injury is probably not a part of your ideal Fourth of July celebration. Yeah, it wasn't what almost 9,000 people imagined for their night last year either. As it turns out, the calamities don't just happen on the fourth. In 2010 about 1,900 people were sent to the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries in the 30 days surrounding Independence Day.
A few states have attempted to solve the problem by outlawing the dangerous and beautiful displays for consumers, but for the most part, citizens are free to try their hand at the fiery fun...sometimes with painful consequences. Take a look at the graphic below to see what parts of the body are most commonly injured, and what kind of fireworks do the most damage.