Irvington Township Man Injured in Fireworks Incident

Irvington Police are investigating a fireworks incident that injured a man at a location in the Township Wednesday evening.

According to preliminary information from police, emergency responders were called to a location 15th Avenue to investigate reports of an injured person around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, police and EMS found the unidentified victim suffering injuries after a 'firecracker' exploded in his hand at that location according to the statement released by officials.

The victim was transported to University Hospital in Newark for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries officials said.

During this year's fireworks season, Irvington Township administration and police officials took a successful approach to curb illegal fireworks use and negligence in operating firecrackers in neighborhoods by forming a task force that educated residents on the proper use of fireworks.

The taskforce also responded to residents' calls reporting the misuse of fireworks in their communities.