HENDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY (July 4, 2017) – Michael Osborne has been identified as the man killed in a tragic fireworks accident on Monday according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:00 pm on Dixon Road No. 2 in Henderson County. 25 year old Michael Osborne was bending over a firework to light it when it went off prematurely and struck him in the chest hard enough to cause blunt force trauma.
Michael Osborne was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, but he was tragically pronounced dead a short time later. The fireworks being used were reportedly legal, and designed to explode 100 feet in the air. The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”