Friday 7th November – 11.15pm – Jamie Arrowsmith.
A man has suffered a serious eye injury when a firework exploded in his face in Willenhall tonight.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at Willenhall Rugby Football Club in Bognop Road, Essington, shortly before 8pm and sent an ambulance and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, crews discovered one patient, a man in his 50s, who had suffered a significant eye injury after a firework exploded in his face.
“Crews worked quickly to begin treating the man’s eye before administering pain relief and covering it with a swab.
“He was then taken to New Cross Hospital who had been alerted to the man’s arrival to ensure an eye specialist was ready for the ambulance to arrive.”
Firework injuries are not uncommon to crews at this time of year. West Midlands Ambulance Service would like to take this opportunity to urge everyone to stay safe when using fireworks, enjoying them safely whilst following the Firework Code at all times.