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July 8, 2014 at 6:37 AM

Serious fireworks injuries in Washington

The Associated Press

Fireworks injuries over the holiday weekend included a man was hit in the eye by a firework shot from a mortar and a boy who lost a finger.

The Seattle-area man hit in the eye near Port Angeles has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The Peninsula Daily News reports 20-year-old Justin Holland was hit in the face when a mortar fired and and the projectile went of course and hit him in the face.

In another fireworks accident, doctors were unable to save the little finger of a 12-year-old Marysville boy. The boy was holding a Roman candle when it exploded in his hand at a party in Granite Falls.

His father told KOMO¬†doctors at Harborview were able to save most of his son’s left hand. He faces months of physical therapy.

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