July 4th is a day to celebrate the birth of a nation with parades, picnics and in many communities, fireworks.
People in the pyrotechnic business say their job is to entertain people. But the splendor and thrill of a magnificent fireworks display can come with a price.
Last month, a longtime seasonal employee of Entertainment Fireworks, Inc., one of the largest fireworks companies in the Northwest, was killed in an on-the-job explosion and fire.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Austin Jenkins of Northwest News Network reports on how the company and its employees are coping in the midst of their busiest season.
This segment aired on July 1, 2014.