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Man injured after firework goes off near his face

The Wisconsin man was injured in central Minnesota.
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A man was injured in central Minnesota when a firework went off close to his face.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened just after 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve in the 17000 block of Big Fish Lake Road, in Collegeville Township.

The victim, 41-year-old Daniel Rothstein, of Dane, Wisconsin, was lighting fireworks when one went off near his face.

He suffered a facial injury, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that on average, 75 hospital admissions in the state every year are the result of fireworks injuries.

More than 30 percent of these injuries are the result of sparklers, with 45 percent of injuries caused to children.

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