Four Injured At Fireworks Show

Monday, July 9th 2007, 6:28 am
By: News On 6

An Oklahoma fireworks show over the weekend went terribly wrong and it was caught on video tape. Home video shot right after the explosion in Piedmont shows what happened. Authorities say one of the explosives only got about a foot off the ground before it exploded, sending the sparks straight into the metal can where all the un-used fireworks were held.

Four people of the pyrotechnic team were injured; two were flown to an Oklahoma City hospital in critical condition. Sky Abrahamsen was watching the show, and ran over to help one of the injured men. “His back, you couldn’t see his skin, everybody’s skin was covered in blood. You couldn’t see anybody’s skin,” said Sky Abrahamsen.

The bomb squad was called in to clear the scene.

Authorities say the same team has done the Piedmont fireworks show for at least 3 years.

Watch the video: Fireworks Display Explosion Injures 4