7 More File Lawsuits Over Iowa Fireworks Accident in 2008

April 1, 2009

Seven more people have filed lawsuits over injuries they suffered in a fireworks accident last year in Charles City, Iowa.

Thirty-seven people were hurt during the July 4, 2008, fireworks display when a shell malfunctioned, setting off fireworks into the crowd.

Four people had already filed lawsuits against J&M Displays of Yarmouth. Those lawsuits claim negligence, failure to establish a safe distance between the crowd and the display and failure to have launch tubes and mortars angled to prevent a horizontal launch.

After the incident, the state fire marshal’s office said details of the incident would be difficult to determine because all of the evidence was destroyed in the blast.

Information from: Globe Gazette, www.globegazette.com/

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