14-year-old loses hand while playing with fireworks in Federal Way

  • Source: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
  • Published: 06/21/2022 12:00 AM

A teen lost his hand while reportedly playing with fireworks on Monday afternoon, according to South King Fire. The 14-year-old boy was near the basketball court behind Saghalie Middle School when the incident happened. Crews responded to the call around 4:30 p.m. In addition to losing his left hand, the teen also suffered multiple injuries to his right hand. An 11-year-old was also injured. Both were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life-threatening injuries. "Obviously, today was heartbreaking - a 14-year-old boy," said Sound King Fire & Rescue Captain Brad Chaney. "I mean, his life is changed forever, over, you know, one poor decision to play with fireworks. And now the trajectory of his future is completely altered." The King County Sheriff's fire investigator will look into the incident.


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