The Fourth of July is upon us, and while it's important to remember to eat as many hamburgers & hot dogs and drink as many beers as one wants, it's also -- if not more so -- important to remember to be careful. This particular holiday involves fireworks, and while those can be fun and exciting, they can also be dangerous. Especially when alcohol is involved. And let's be real, alcohol is always involved.
Don't believe me? Check out these stories that people shared on reddit after user Star052 asked, "Nurses, doctors, or first responders: what's the worst 4th of July incident you've dealt with."
I had a nine year old lose an eye a few years ago. An older kid shot a bottle rocket at him and the bottle rocket hit him in the right eye. The globe ruptured from the explosion. I had to pack his eye socket with gauze in attempt to kept the rest of the globe together but it was pretty obvious the eye was a total loss. The older kid was prosecuted for the incident.