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Woman dies, man loses hands in July 4 accidents Published: July 7, 2014

Another Fourth of July has passed and once again, carelessness or bad luck with fireworks meant some people didn't make it through the weekend, Newser reports.

Police in San Jose say a man was igniting illegal fireworks in front of family members when one exploded, blowing off both his hands.

In Auburndale, Fla., a 49-year-old woman was killed when she went to retrieve a large mortar-style firework from a pile kept in a bedroom and one accidentally ignited, causing the rest of them to go off.

And there were other accidents...

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