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Female worker critically injured in firework explosion

Lehigh County

At 07:20AM Friday, a firework exploded in the hands of an employee assembling the device at the Celebrations Fireworks Company at 7911 7th Street in Slatington.

The employee was rushed to a local trauma center with critical injuries to both hands.

The Fire Department arrived and found a small fire inside the facility and stretched a hand line to quickly extinguish the fire.

The building sustained minor damage.

ATF agents, the Allentown Bomb Squad and State Police were on the scene investigating the incident.  The bomb squad is being used to remove any damaged fireworks.

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