Man Killed In Newark By Powerful M-80 Firework, Police Say – Daily Voice

Man Killed In Newark By Powerful M-80 Firework, Police Say - Daily Voice
Man dies in Newark fireworks accident, cops say
The incident took place overnight in the citys East Ward on Pacific Street, police said. It remained under investigation Sunday afternoon.

It was not immediately clear what type of fireworks were involved, and police have not yet released the mans identity.

Man dies after holding large firecracker as it exploded, cops say

Some small fireworks are legal to use but larger ones that shoot higher than 12 feet or produce explosions are outlawed in the state.

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NEWARK — A 23-year old man died after suffering severe injuries by holding a large firecracker as it went off in his hand, according to Newark police.

RLS Metro Breaking News reported that the explosive was an M-80 style firecracker, and that the incident happened near 168 Pacific Street.

While the sale and use of non-aerial fireworks such as hand-held sparklers, ground-based sparklers, and novelty fireworks like poppers and snappers are now legal in New Jersey, large fireworks, namely any fuse lit or aerial explosive, still are strictly prohibited in the state.

Explosive devices commonly referred to as M-80s; M-100s, M-250s; M-1000s, and cherry bombs are illegal in the U.S., as they "exceed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's explosive weight limits for consumer fireworks" according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Online retailer, Keystone Fireworks also describes the type of powerful firecracker on its website, "Make no mistake – M80's are not fireworks. They are dangerous explosives and should not be handled by fireworks consumers."

NEWARK — A 23-year old man died after suffering severe injuries by holding a large firecracker as it went off in his hand, according to Newark police.

RLS Metro Breaking News reported that the explosive was an M-80 style firecracker, and that the incident happened near 168 Pacific Street.

While the sale and use of non-aerial fireworks such as hand-held sparklers, ground-based sparklers, and novelty fireworks like poppers and snappers are now legal in New Jersey, large fireworks, namely any fuse lit or aerial explosive, still are strictly prohibited in the state.

Explosive devices commonly referred to as M-80s; M-100s, M-250s; M-1000s, and cherry bombs are illegal in the U.S., as they \”exceed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions explosive weight limits for consumer fireworks\” according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Online retailer, Keystone Fireworks also describes the type of powerful firecracker on its website, \”Make no mistake – M80s are not fireworks. They are dangerous explosives and should not be handled by fireworks consumers.\”

NEWARK — A 23-year old man died after suffering severe injuries by holding a large firecracker as it went off in his hand, according to Newark police.

RLS Metro Breaking News reported that the explosive was an M-80 style firecracker, and that the incident happened near 168 Pacific Street.

While the sale and use of non-aerial fireworks such as hand-held sparklers, ground-based sparklers, and novelty fireworks like poppers and snappers are now legal in New Jersey, large fireworks, namely any fuse lit or aerial explosive, still are strictly prohibited in the state.

Explosive devices commonly referred to as M-80s; M-100s, M-250s; M-1000s, and cherry bombs are illegal in the U.S., as they "exceed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's explosive weight limits for consumer fireworks" according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Online retailer, Keystone Fireworks also describes the type of powerful firecracker on its website, "Make no mistake – M80's are not fireworks. They are dangerous explosives and should not be handled by fireworks consumers."


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