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Fireworks accident sends one to the hospital in Dunn County


Press Release from the Dunn County Sheriff's Department: February 11, 2013 at 6:23 p.m. the Dunn County E-911 Center received a call requesting an ambulance for a male subject who had a partial amputation. Menomonie Fire Department Ambulance and deputies from the Dunn County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the scene. Mayo One air ambulance was also dispatched to the scene.

While en route, it was determined that the address given was not accurate and that the call was in the Colfax Ambulance service area. Colfax Ambulance was dispatched at that time. Menomonie Fire Ambulance was already on their way so they continued on since the caller reported a large amount of blood loss from the victim.

When officers arrived at the scene, they learned that a male subject had lit the fuse of a substantial piece of fireworks and that it exploded prior to him being able to release it from his hand. When the fireworks exploded, it did a great amount of damage to his hand and medical transport was necessary. Colfax Ambulance transported the victim to the intersection of County Highway BB and County Highway B where he was turned over to Mayo One who ended up transporting the victim to Mayo-Luther in Eau Claire.

The victim in this matter is Michael Schmitt who lives at that address.

No other information is available at this time.

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