Man seriously injured in fireworks accident in Quincy

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities say a man was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a fireworks accident in Quincy.

Police and emergency crews responded at around 2:45 p.m. to a home on Smith Street for a report of an incident involving an incendiary device.

The man suffered serious injuries to his hand and was taken to a local hospital, officials tell 7News.

Police say the man was handling “illegal commercial-grade fireworks.” It’s not clear why he was handling them.

The victim’s cousin said he threw a lit firecracker out of a window, which resulted in injury.

“I guess he threw a firecracker and blew his hand off,” Corey Farrenkopf said. “He just decided to throw one out the window. As a joke at first and then lost his hand.”

Police roped off the scene and a bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate.

There was no immediate word on the man’s condition.

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