Texas man dies after lighting a firecracker and placing it on his head during 4th of July celebration

Texas man dies after lighting a firecracker and placing it on his head during 4th of July celebration

One family’s Fourth of July celebration turned to tragic mourning after a man died from lighting a firecracker and placing it on his head.

The harrowing incident unfolded just after midnight on Monday according to the San Antonio Express.

43-year-old Pablo Ruiz and his friends were lighting fireworks and drinking at a home in San Antonio when Ruiz placed a firecracker on his head.

The San Antonio Department described it as a “mortar-type” firework that instantly pierced Ruiz’s skull when it exploded.

Emergency medics arrived at the house, but Ruiz was soon after pronounced dead from severe head trauma. The New York Post reported that brain matter had been exposed from the injury.

Another death in California

A similar situation unfolded in the city of Montebello in California.

The Montebello Police Department said that they were called to a home after a report of a man who had suffered cuts and bruises to his face and arms.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/texas-head-firecracker-fourth-july

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