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Quincy man's hand partially amputated in 4th of July fireworks accident

The incident occurred while the man was celebrating July 4 by detonating some fireworks.
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A Quincy man was injured in a fireworks explosion Tuesday night that resulted in a partial amputation of his hand.

Police said the incident occurred around 9:45 Tuesday night. 

The 32-year-old Quincy man was kneeling on the ground trying to light a firework. 

The firework caused "serious injury to his fingers," police said. 

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The man was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment.

Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan said that while this isn't the first fireworks injury the department has responded to, officials don't see them that often.

"I haven't seen one in a long time, this type of one," he said.

Fireworks are illegal to use, possess or sell in Massachsetts. The law prohibits any "designed to produce a visible or audible effect" according to the Office of the state Fire Marshal.

Officials did not identify the type of firework or release the man's name.