Man dies after firework accident in southeast Texas


BEAUMONT, Texas (KXAN) — A 49-year-old man died after a fireworks accident in Beaumont, Texas, on New Year’s Eve. 

Firefighters went to the 5000 block of Burn Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday after getting a call about the incident.

Rory Allen McGlynn had “severe trauma” to his right shoulder and chest, the Silsbee Fire Chief told the Beaumont Enterprise. He went to the hospital but died soon after he arrived. The chief says this is the first fireworks-related death the department has dealt with.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating.

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