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LI man seriously injured after mortar-style firework explodes in his face: police

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 11:42:58-04

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. — A Long Island man was seriously injured by fireworks during a Fourth of July party on Saturday, police said Sunday.

Calros Diaz was at a family gathering in the backyard of a home in Port Jefferson Station when he lit a mortar-style firework around 10 p.m. and it exploded in his face, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

Diaz, 29, suffered a severe injury to one of his eyes, police said.

He was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital and is expected to survive.