Fireworks 'chaos' injures 11

Fireworks 'chaos' injures 11

There are 18 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Jul 5, 2010, titled Fireworks 'chaos' injures 11. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

Bryan Balshy decided to skip the Hershey fireworks Sunday night, instead choosing to watch the display at his hometown's Fourth of July and 250th anniversary celebration.

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Miss Palmyra

Palmyra, PA

#1 Jul 5, 2010
I know that im going to probably get flack for this but I have to say that I feel sorry for Palmyra. It was an accident. Palmyra was just trying there best for put on a show for there 250th year. Do I feel bad for the people that got hurt? Yes. But people also know that fireworks are never a guarenteed thing theres always a risk that comes with them. I had said to several people when I heard that they were in the stadium "Thats a small place to have fireworks". So should the people that put this whole thing together have had more common sense? Possibly. But no one could have predicted this would have happened or no one would have showed up. I feel bad that this whole situation had to occur and that the people there mostly the children will remember this for the rest of there lives. The whole thing is just ashame.
pap

Hershey, PA

#2 Jul 5, 2010
this company in 2007 had lots of issues with safety during fireworks displays. 11 were also injured in Vienna VA in 2007 when the grand finale did the same thing it did in Palmyra. The company is responsible for both.
MAC

Columbia, MD

#3 Jul 6, 2010
I should have gone to Palmyra. The ones I saw sucked, they all blew up in the sky.
Kris

Hershey, PA

#4 Jul 6, 2010
I agree with you Miss Palmyra... something like this could happen anywhere..
Proud of Firefighters

Hershey, PA

#5 Jul 6, 2010
I couldn't be prouder of our Firefighters ! they were calm, quick and wonderful.
thank you for VOLUNTEERING !
Jamie

Lebanon, PA

#6 Jul 6, 2010
I also agree with Miss Palmyra..You take a risk every year going to this kind of stuff. My thoughts and prayers are with everybody who got injured..
Funky Tut

Brogue, PA

#7 Jul 6, 2010
Perspective:

5 cycle riders killed in traffic accident?- Tragic

11 people bruised or burned by a firecracker?- Unfortunate, but hardly tragic.

Here endeth the lesson.
Scrooge Mc Duck

Langhorne, PA

#8 Jul 6, 2010
If the Palmyra citizens would not have been so cheap and contributed more money towards the 250th celebration of their town they could have hired a more responsible company. Shame on you Palmyra residents, now you can contribute through increased taxes to cover the lawsuits.
Mommyof5

Rising Sun, MD

#9 Jul 6, 2010
Funky Tut wrote:
Perspective:
5 cycle riders killed in traffic accident?- Tragic
11 people bruised or burned by a firecracker?- Unfortunate, but hardly tragic.
Here endeth the lesson.
Perspective:
This is your view...May not be that of everyones. Respect each persons view and stop trying to tell people they can't have their own feelings. You do not know how it made a 6 year old feel, a 17 year old feel, the individuals that got burnt or the family members of these individuals. Learn to show compassion and respect. Don't tell people what their views should be and stop belittling them!
Here endeth the lesson....
Dr Obvious

Stewartstown, PA

#10 Jul 6, 2010
Mhmm, obviously the angle of the dangle was not in correct perportion to the heat of the beat. Hence, lives were most definatly at stake.
Bobbie Lynn Rhoads

Hershey, PA

#11 Jul 6, 2010
I was there that same night sitting with the retired teacher named Mrs Conrad! Although, when the end almost came, all of the people on the risers were terrified! We didn't even know that would of been able to do that at all!
Miss Palmyra

Palmyra, PA

#12 Jul 6, 2010
Scrooge Mc Duck wrote:
If the Palmyra citizens would not have been so cheap and contributed more money towards the 250th celebration of their town they could have hired a more responsible company. Shame on you Palmyra residents, now you can contribute through increased taxes to cover the lawsuits.
How do YOU know how much the town paid? and who knows maybe there prices were only a bit lower or even just the same as other companies that do the same thing..Why do we have to point fingers? and as for lawsuits again, no one forced these people to attend the show so other then paying for possibly medical bills I see nothing more than that.
isitjustme

York, PA

#13 Jul 6, 2010
Dr Obvious wrote:
Mhmm, obviously the angle of the dangle was not in correct perportion to the heat of the beat. Hence, lives were most definatly at stake.
spell much?
Scrooge Mc Duck

Langhorne, PA

#14 Jul 6, 2010
Miss Palmyra wrote:
<quoted text>
How do YOU know how much the town paid? and who knows maybe there prices were only a bit lower or even just the same as other companies that do the same thing..Why do we have to point fingers? and as for lawsuits again, no one forced these people to attend the show so other then paying for possibly medical bills I see nothing more than that.
Lets see, there is Duty of care, negligence, reasonable person, Even a lawyer with a University od Phoenix degree can milk this. You are partially right, but not half as right as these ambulance chasers you'll see. This is America, Capitalist and Individualistic. The community does not matter in this system of government. We Americans want to know how much can I get for myself and how fast.

Go to the supermarket and see how many people let you cut in line because you only have a few items, take 3 seconds to long at a green light and see how many people are blowing the horn at you. It is all about them, about me. We don't care if your child is waiting for milk at home, you should have gotten there earlier, or if you dropped your glasses and can't drive without them, we have to be somewhere.

We are Americans! It's about ME and the Mighty Dollar, sit back and enjoy the show...you'll see.
Kelley

Lebanon, PA

#15 Jul 6, 2010
I feel bad for everyone that was injured, my prayers go out to them all! Accidents happen and there is no need to point any fingers! Nobody intended for this to happen it was a COMPLETE accident! Palmyra did a wonderful job!
QuickNote

Lebanon, PA

#16 Jul 6, 2010
isitjustme wrote:
<quoted text>spell much?
From Myerstown, what did you expect?
Wants

Lebanon, PA

#17 Jul 6, 2010
Anyone else wondering why no one from the Palmyra Borough gov't gave a statement/apology yet? How about that new mayor step forward?
Dr Obvious

Stewartstown, PA

#18 Jul 7, 2010
QuickNote wrote:
<quoted text>
From Myerstown, what did you expect?
Na onlie what I hafta do to get bye. Im here fo the free money n food the citie gives away to peoples like me. Ya heard bout the nu Jordans comin out lata this month?

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