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Medford man hospitalized after blowing hand off with illegal fireworks

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MEDFORD, OR (KPTV) -

A Medford man remains in fair condition at OHSU Saturday after having his hand blown off with an illegal firework.

Medford Police said 37- year-old David Jenkins blew his hand off early Friday morning.

He was attempting to ignite an illegal mortar rocket and the rocket did not ignite.

Jenkins then removed the mortar and then drank for a couple of hours. After that he tried to light the mortar while holding it, and it exploded in his hand.

He was cited by police for illegal possession of fireworks.

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