Fireworks accident kills Detroit man - KMSP-TV

Fireworks accident kills Detroit man

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) - An accident involving fireworks claimed the life of a Detroit man on the 4th of July. The victim's best friend says Maher "Mike" Aburouman, 44, died instantly when a mortar shell hit him in the chest.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Murdoch's report.

It happened following a barbecue on Plainview. A witness says the victim picked up an explosive to set it off when it shot in his direction.

"I tried to notify the media, the legislature, anyone I could that legalizing these powerful professional-grade fireworks is wrong for Michigan," said retired police sergeant David Malhalab. "There is no price you can put on a life, a hand, a child, an eye, a mother or a father."

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps

  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices