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Why was Nashville’s Bomb Squad Required During a Surgery?

An unusual and horrifying incident occurred that required Nashville’s bomb squad to provide assistance in a surgery. Earlier this month, a man and his friends were playing with fireworks. The man loaded an artillery shell incorrectly and held the reloadable mortar tube above his head to shoot the firework into the sky. However, the artillery shell blasted downwards into the man’s head. After being rushed to the hospital, the doctors discovered an active two-inch shell still lodged in the man’s skull and immediately called Metro police’s bomb squad for fear it would explode. Luckily, the device did not explode and, despite having lost brain matter, the man survived and is recovering. What Causes Firework Injuries? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are approximately 9,125 fireworks injuries each year. This is usually includes incidents where a firework ignites too close to the users or when a firework explodes…
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