Fireworks accident kills Detroit man

Fireworks accident kills Detroit man

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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."

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