A man working for the company that performed the Breckenridge Firework show in Gratiot lost his leg from the knee down on July 4th. The accident was caused by a 12 inch mortar firework (12 inches in diameter), which is not as common as the 8-inch mortar typically used by professionals.
Medical assistance quickly arrived on the scene and the man was responsive. He was taken to Hurley Medical Center in Flint.
The company that performed the show is Wolverine Fireworks from Bay County. A spokesperson said they will conduct their own investigation into what happened. The Gratiot County Sheriff’s office, Breckenridge Fire Department and the Breckenridge Wheeler Township Fire department will also investigate the cause.