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Federally-Funded Study Finds Firework Injuries Occur Most Around 4th of July
CBS Charlotte ^ | July 2, 2012 | Syndicated Local

Posted on 07/06/2012 12:58:18 PM PDT by kevcol

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — a federally-funded organization — conducted a special survey last year from June 17- July 17 and found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries occurred within the month of the July 4th holiday.

The report also found that four people were killed
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“For thousands of consumers, last year’s 4th of July celebration ended with a visit to the emergency room,” CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum said in a press release. “CPSC wants you to understand the risks with legal and illegal fireworks, in order to prevent an injury, or worse, during this holiday.”

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: federalspending; taxpayers; waste

1 posted on 07/06/2012 12:58:22 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Really, what did this cost me?


2 posted on 07/06/2012 12:59:26 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: kevcol

water is wet too...


3 posted on 07/06/2012 1:00:00 PM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: kevcol
My guess is this study cost about the same as one policeman's annual salary.
4 posted on 07/06/2012 1:00:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: kevcol
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5 posted on 07/06/2012 1:02:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevcol

I also heard that more people drowned while swimming as opposed to jogging. We need the government to fund a study to figure out why this is.


6 posted on 07/06/2012 1:02:36 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: kevcol

“within the month of the July 4th holiday”

These geniuses didn’t tell us what month the July 4th holiday is in? You would have thought they would have included that part.


7 posted on 07/06/2012 1:03:07 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: kevcol

Paging Captain Obvious!!!


8 posted on 07/06/2012 1:04:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: kevcol

I bet a similar number of Christmas Tree fires occur just before and after December 25th also.

We will have to wait until that study concludes, however.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 1:04:31 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: kevcol

I recently discovered that nail guns HURT!!


10 posted on 07/06/2012 1:04:39 PM PDT by donozark (Col. C.Beckwith:I'd rather go down the river with 7 studs than with a hundred shitheads.)
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To: Squidpup

and venereal disease is usually passed on during sex...


11 posted on 07/06/2012 1:06:08 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: kevcol

In another study, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission concluded that the vast majority of Christmas tree fires occur in late December.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 1:06:51 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: kevcol

I wonder if a study would show that incidents of heat prostration increase in the summer months.


13 posted on 07/06/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: cripplecreek

lmao duhhhhh


14 posted on 07/06/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: Squidpup

“... water is wet”

Ice is cold. (giggle, giggle)


15 posted on 07/06/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: kevcol

16 posted on 07/06/2012 1:07:53 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: kevcol

....and most turkey-carving accidents happen around Thanksgiving.

DUH!


17 posted on 07/06/2012 1:08:52 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: kevcol; Slings and Arrows

Oh, my God.....


18 posted on 07/06/2012 1:09:22 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Daveinyork

.....and heart attacks from shoveling snow in the winter


19 posted on 07/06/2012 1:12:04 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Dallas59

LOL


20 posted on 07/06/2012 1:17:32 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: kevcol

Quick! Do a study to find out what happens most often during Ground Hog Day!


21 posted on 07/06/2012 1:17:36 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: kevcol

Wonderful. Can I get a grant to study the question world-wide? I hypothesize there will be a spike in fireworks related injuries near 5 November, annually in Commonwealth countries.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 1:23:44 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: NonValueAdded
At your service.

28-captain-obvious

23 posted on 07/06/2012 1:25:23 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: kevcol

Federally-Funded Study Finds Barbeque Fire Injuries Occur Mostly Outdoors


24 posted on 07/06/2012 1:26:47 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (the pits??? Who knew? .)
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To: kevcol


25 posted on 07/06/2012 1:32:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Iron Munro

Most people drown in water


26 posted on 07/06/2012 1:39:17 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: kevcol

THIS BELONGS IN BREAKING NEWS!!!


27 posted on 07/06/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: caver

Leftards just can’t call it “Independence Day” any more.


28 posted on 07/06/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: kevcol

“Federally-Funded Study Finds Firework Injuries Occur Most Around 4th of July”

Holy crap! I had no earthly idea!! So shocking!! I’m so happy we have the federal government, we wouldn’t have been able to get out of the caves without them....

“CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) – File this study under “obvious.”

Wrong, Spanky. File this under “Political Payoff”.


29 posted on 07/06/2012 2:35:50 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: kevcol

exactly.. I suggest we all stop paying taxes and live at club fed..


30 posted on 07/06/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Dallas59

Thanks. I needed a really healthy laugh today. That picture did it.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 2:48:57 PM PDT by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes, thank you.)
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To: kevcol

Since most fireworks deaths occur during the warm month of July, it is projected that fireworks deaths will skyrocket as global warming continues to superheat the planet. More studies are needed to understand the connection between AGW and fireworks deaths.


32 posted on 07/06/2012 2:53:26 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: kevcol

LOL! We have nothing but fools and idiots in our govt. Anything and everything they can think of to destroy this countries wealth they will do.


33 posted on 07/06/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Squidpup

I’m betting more people drown in summer.

AND

More people get frost bite in winter...


34 posted on 07/06/2012 3:05:47 PM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Drill Thrawl

LOL Thanks!


35 posted on 07/06/2012 3:45:16 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: TurboZamboni

Yea, just like the December 25th holiday!


36 posted on 07/06/2012 5:22:26 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Hojczyk
Most people drown in water

Taking notes here, Boss!


37 posted on 07/06/2012 5:56:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: donozark
> I recently discovered that nail guns HURT!!

Also, make sure fellow workers in your vicinity have their fingers OFF the trigger of their nailgun when your leg, or other parts, may come into contact with the muzzle. I was lucky, the nail only went in about a quarter inch.

38 posted on 07/06/2012 10:55:54 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: kevcol

And let’s see, most Christmas tree fires happen in December?


39 posted on 07/06/2012 10:58:20 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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