Happy 4th of July! Since fireworks are a staple of most Independence Day celebrations, I decided to go ahead an look at how many people are injured by fireworks each year. The visualization below provides information about the number of injuries, the amount of fireworks used, and the rate of injury.
The data for this visualization comes from the American Pyrotechnics Association, which I have to admit may have an interest in firework injury statistics. They have sourced the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in their fact sheet which can be found here. Once I had this information I compiled a spreadsheet in excel and created this visualization using Tableau Public.
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