Fireworks company regrets injuries at W. Pa. show

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A fireworks company says it “deeply regrets” that several people were hurt during Fourth of July display at a western Pennsylvania high school football field.

Officials with New Castle-based Pyrotechnico say their workers are still at Owens Field in the Apollo-Ridge School District where a shell reportedly exploded near the crowd, injuring at least three people. The field is about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

A woman tells the Valley News Dispatch of Tarentum ( ) that her 14-year-old daughter had to be tread for second-degree burns to her legs and at least two other children were hit by debris when a fireworks shell exploded near a crowd Thursday night.

Pyrotechnico says it is working with law enforcement and other investigators. The company has produced shows in the borough for several years.

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