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Monday, July 03, 2017

NOI-Fireworks Injury-Talbot-7/1/2017-Tilghman Beach Drive, Tilghman


Date: July 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 pm
Location / Address:  5828 Tilghman Beach Drive, Tilghman, Talbot Co
Type of Incident: Fireworks related traumatic hand injury
Description of Structure / Property: Outside of a single family residence
Owner / Occupants: Michael S. Malcolm
Injuries or Deaths: Victim suffered a severe hand injury from igniting a firework
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $0.00   Contents: $0.00
Smoke Alarm Status: N/A
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A
Arrests(s): None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Talbot County EMS initially treated the patient prior to the patient being flown to the Union Memorial Hand Center by Maryland State Police helicopter.
# of Alarms:  N/A  # Of Firefighters:  N/A
Time to Control: N/A
Discovered By: Neighbor
Area of Origin: N/A
Preliminary Cause: N/A
Additional Information:  A juvenile found an unknown type of suspected illegal explosive/firework and gave it to his neighbor who subsequently ignited the device.  The device detonated while the victim was still holding the device in his hand.  The injury is serious but not life threatening.  The St. Michaels Police Department and Talbot County Sheriff's Office assisted the Office of the State Fire Marshal with the investigation.

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