2. Jason Pierre-Paul, a New York Giants defensive end, was hurt in 2015 while trying to light fireworks. According to a tweet by Adam Schefter, Pierre-Paul suffered burns on his palm and three fingers and may have nerve damage. Multiple tweets indicated that Pierre-Paul had a van full of fireworks for a Fourth of July celebration, NFL.com reported.
3. James Drake of Marion, Indiana, was killed when he went to check on an unexploded shell. According to WXIN, a firework did not go off when expected. It exploded when Drake went to check on it. He suffered extensive trauma to his face. He died after being taken to a local hospital.
4. Two children were injured in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 2015, WFXT reported. A group of children was apparently playing with fireworks that were left behind from a display when a 5-year-old and a 9-year-old were injured. The 9-year-old boy lost his hand.
"He looked really, really hurt," Kesina Gray told WFXT. "His entire hand was gone."
The younger boy might have been blinded, family members told WFXT. Both were burned on their hands and faces.
5. Shells went into a crowd at a public display of fireworks in Colorado. According to NBC News, "two or three" fireworks shells malfunctioned, firing into the crowd during a show in Avon, Colorado in 2015. Nine people were treated for "minor abrasion burns" and released
"There was not a lot of room in between groups of people, so when it happened no one could really get up and run," Jane Imber told NBC News. "It was so scary."