21 Patients Treated for Fireworks-Related Injuries at Heartland

Published 07/07 2014 10:38AM

Updated 07/08 2014 11:17AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The holiday weekend sent more than a dozen people to the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries in St. Joseph.

Heartland Regional Medical Center treated 21 during the three-day weekend.

According to ER staff, the 4th of July brought the most injuries with 16 patients.

Four were treated on July 5 and one person was treated on July 6.

A hospital spokeswoman said all of the injuries were minor.

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