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Darwinism wins again: This 4ths’ fireworks-related deaths will make your head explode

"The man ignited a large firework device, set it on his head and it exploded ... "

In South Carolina, a 41-year-old man died after suffering injuries while using fireworks, according to Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office incident report obtained by USA TODAY.

Witnesses, deputies wrote in the report, said the man ignited a large firework device, set it on his head and it exploded, killing him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Illinois, a 34-year-old man died after handling fireworks on Chicago’s Northwest Side about 10 p.m. Thursday.

The Chicago Police Department told USA TODAY officers responded to the scene and found the victim who suffered trauma to the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Also in Illinois, a 25-year-old man died in a fireworks mishap early Friday morning in LaSalle, the Journal Star, part of the USA TODAY Network reported.

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The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident involved illegal fireworks and the injured man was taken to a hospital where he later died.

In Alabama, Huntsville Emergency Medical Emergency Services Inc. spokesperson Don Webster told USA TODAY a man was injured just after midnight Friday after a fireworks accident in Madison County.

Webster said the 20-year-old man from Harvest, who suffered trauma to the upper torso, was taken to Huntsville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

INJURIES 

In Colorado, a man lost most of his hand on Wednesday night when a firework he held blew up in his hand, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said in a report on its Facebook page.

The incident happened in the Cheyenne Mountain area, southwest of Colorado Springs, the CSFD said.

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In Oklahoma, a 10-year-old boy from the Oklahoma City area was taken to a hospital to be treated for burns from a fireworks explosion, KFOR-TV reported.

A man told the outlet his grandson bought four fireworks products and two malfunctioned, one of which injured the boy …

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