Man loses arm in fireworks accident

A man is in critical condition this morning after a fireworks accident in Islip Terrace.

According to police, an illegal explosive blew off 36-year-old Eric Smith?s arm. Police say Smith was using a 3-foot long metal tube to test a mortar during a barbecue Saturday when it shot out and severed his entire arm.

Smith was rushed to the hospital but his arm could not be saved.

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