UPDATE: Fireworks employee injured in Milwaukee suburb

UPDATED Friday, July 5, 2013 --- 8:31 a.m.
Posted Friday, July 5, 2013 --- 7:36 a.m.

HALES CORNERS, Wis. (AP) -- A suburban Milwaukee fireworks show was cut short after a fireworks technician was injured.

The display at Hales Corners Park started at 9:28 p.m. Thursday but stopped after four bursts of fireworks were fired from a wooded area. Then spectators saw flashing lights on emergency vehicles and sirens.

In a news release Friday, police said the firework exploded on the ground inside the launch tube.

Police say the man suffered a fractured left leg and other injuries to the left side of his body and face.

The rest of the show was canceled. Police destroyed the remaining fireworks.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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