Man injured in South Side fireworks accident

July 1, 2010 5:02:38 AM PDT
A fireworks accident seriously injured a man on Chicago's South Side just before midnight Wednesday night.

The accident happened at 82nd and Phillips.

The man was apparently launching fireworks from a plastic tube when one of them exploded in his face.

He was rushed to Christ Hospital where he was listed in critical condition at 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

The police department's bomb squad is investigating the accident.