- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - The state fire marshal says an apparent product malfunction led to a fireworks mishap that injured nine people in northeast Ohio.

The fire marshal determined that American Fireworks did not break any laws or violate any regulations during a June 28 fireworks show at Crocker Park in Westlake.

Officials say a fireworks box fell over minutes into the show and fired toward the crowd. The fire marshal’s July 8 report says several fireworks were ignited simultaneously, instead of in succession, causing a portion of the box to collapse.

The nine people hurt in the incident suffered minor injuries.


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