As an expression of festivities, fireworks must however not be perceived as inoffensive or devoid of risks. Fired for hundreds of years, some fireworks today can be directly used by the general public, which has given rise to the need for both intrinsically safe products and a minimum level of user precaution. […]
The present summary relies on an analysis of 316 accidents (102 in France, 214 elsewhere), as extracted from the ARIA accident database and primarily involving classified facilities or potentially classified sites, in addition to a few selected cases, whose lessons are easily transposable (e.g. accidents involving black powder).
Published in 2012