Hales Corners fireworks rescheduled after worker injured Thursday

CREATED Jul 4, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 5, 2013

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  • Video by wtmj.com


HALES CORNERS - A suburban Milwaukee fireworks show will happen August 6th after it was cut short when a fireworks employee was injured.

“It’s not supposed to be a bright flash down there,” explains witness McKenna Demattos.

“It was really loud, too. I felt it when it went off. ”

Thursday’s fireworks display was canceled after a Bartolotta Fireworks technician got hurt.

He was taken to Froedtert Hospital for a leg fracture and injuries to the left side of his body and face.

We asked locals if they thought the show should’ve gone on.

“Yeah, I guess I do,” says one woman. “There were a lot of people who had come. To keep all of those people happy, it would’ve been nice to continue.”

A spokesperson for Bartolotta Fireworks told TODAY’S TMJ4 that the worker is in the hospital and was visited by his wife.

They wouldn’t go into detail of what exactly went wrong.

Despite the injuries, people say they wished they could have seen the fireworks.

“We were a little bit disappointed because like I said, we can see them from both parks and it’s like a double whammy. This year we only saw it from one,” explains one local person.

The fireworks have been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 6 as part of the village’s National Night Out activities.

It’s set to start at dusk.