A private fireworks celebration in Novi, Michigan went horribly wrong Sunday night. The medical examiner in Novi says mortar shell tipped slightly and exploded into the chest of Matiss Kivlenieks. Early report said he had fallen and suffered head trauma, but the autopsy report released Monday afternoon said it was the blast to the chest that killed him.
Some communities, like Albion for instance, have stricter local ordinances about when you may touch off fireworks. It is a good idea to check with your local unit of government to make sure what is allowed where you live.