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Fireworks can create some incredible displays, but they can also be dangerous, especially when people set them off near their own homes. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 280 people go to the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries each day during the month of Independence Day. Make sure to read up on the proper precautions to prevent injuries, as they can be serious. Burns are the most common injury, but damage to the eyes and ears may also occur.