Ocean City's Independence Day Fireworks Accidentally Detonate Near Boardwalk

A beachgoer in Ocean City, Maryland, captured the moment fireworks accidentally exploded on July 4, forcing the cancellation of the city’s Independence Day shows.

The Ocean City Fire Department said employees of a fireworks company received minor injuries after the “unintentional discharge” of fireworks. The employees refused transport to the hospital, the department said. There were no reported injuries to beachgoers or pedestrians on the boardwalk.

All firework shows were canceled in Ocean City “out of an abundance of caution,” officials said. The cause of the explosion remained under investigation on Sunday afternoon.

Gino Pambianchi captured this video. Credit: Gino Pambianchi via Storyful

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