4 treated at Augusta hospitals for fireworks-related injuries

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Friday, July 5, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Four people were treated for injuries related to fireworks on the Fourth of July in Augusta.

One person was treated at Georgia Regents Medical Center, while three others were treated at Doctors Hospital.

While the CSRA didn't see any fireworks-related deaths, a man from Travelers Rest, S.C, died after a firework exploded in his hands. The Associated Press reports that 54-year-old Robin Rhodes Smith died on his way to the hospital.

The AP is also reporting a worker was injured in North Myrtle Beach after a shell exploded before it was supposed to. The worker, who has not been identified at this time, was taken to the hospital.

In Simi Valley, Calif., fireworks were accidentally shot into the crowd, injuring 28 people, according to the AP.

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