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During the July 4 holiday celebrations in Pahrump, a man suffered a serious injury to his hand due to mishandling fireworks. Pahrump Valley Fire & Rescue Chief Scott Lewis reported that the explosion resulted in the loss of a significant portion of his hand. The exact location of the incident is unknown, but the man sought medical help at Desert View Hospital.

Unfortunately, the injured man, who didn’t speak English, wasn’t cooperative with the first responders. Chief Lewis expressed his frustration, stating that they couldn’t determine the exact cause of the accident because the man refused to provide information. Consequently, he was flown to UMC Trauma for treatment, with amputation of the remaining hand fragments being a likely outcome.

In addition to this unfortunate incident, Pahrump experienced several brush fires and motor vehicle accidents during and after public fireworks displays throughout the holiday season. These events serve as a reminder that celebrating our nation’s independence requires responsible behavior and caution. Let us learn from this incident and prioritize safety when enjoying the festivities associated with this special holiday.