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Firework injuries in New South Wales, 1992-93 to 2001-02 Volume 14 Issue 6

Louisa Jorm

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 14(6) 110 - 113 Published: 01 June 2003

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Louisa Jorm


Fireworks have a long tradition of use in Australia, in association with festivities such as New Year’s Eve celebrations, Australia Day, and sporting events. However, recognition of the risk of injury posed by fireworks has led to increasing regulation of their sale and use. In order to identify the size and nature of fireworks-related injuries and the characteristics of people who incur these injuries in NSW, this article presents an analysis of firework injuries over the 10-year period 1992–93 to 2001–02.