Police: Man in Broward blows hand off with fireworks

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LAUDERDALE LAKES — In a cautionary tale for July 4, look to central Broward County.

A man there was holding a firework when it exploded early Saturday, blowing his hand off, the county sheriff's office said in a statement.

Broward County rescue workers received the call after 1 a.m. Saturday and came to the 4400 block of North State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes, where they found the man's hand and brought it to a nearby hospital. He had already traveled to the medical facility in a private vehicle, police said.

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Broward Fire Rescue then took the hand and its owner to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale for treatment.

No other information was immediately available.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: July 4th injury: Broward man loses hand in fireworks explosion