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Man dies after fireworks explode on his head

A San Antonio man died after a firework exploded on his head.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner said 43-year-old Pablo Ruiz died from head injuries due to a fireworks explosion mishap on July 5.

Ruiz and his friends were drinking and shooting off fireworks at a residence after midnight when he decided to light a mortar-type firework from the top of his head, according to the San Antonio Police Department.




The firework exploded from the bottom of the tube, instantly piercing Ruiz’s head, officials said.

Police said Ruiz was unresponsive with severe head trauma when medics arrived at the home. He was pronounced dead shortly after.