Man airlifted to La Puente trauma center after fireworks injury

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Monday, July 2, 2018
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Bureau tweeted this photo of a man who injured himself in a fireworks related incident.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Bureau tweeted this photo of a man who injured himself in a fireworks related incident.
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LA PUENTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A man suffered serious injuries to his hands following a fireworks related incident in La Puente and had to be airlifted to a trauma center Monday.

Firefighters were called to a report of an injury in the 13600 block of Homewood Street at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The injuries were deemed to be fireworks related.

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Air Rescue helicopter picked up the patient, described as a 24-year-old man, and transported him to an area trauma center. The chopper used Bassett High School as the landing zone.

The LASD's Special Enforcement Bureau posted a photo to Twitter showing its tactical medics treating the injured man in-flight.

In the image caption, the SEB cautioned, "Please use ONLY safe & sane @LACOFD approved fireworks and ONLY in legally designated areas."