The State Fire Marshal suspended the license of the fireworks company that was responsible for leaving unexploded shells in several Massachusetts towns last summer, according to Boston.com. The one-year suspension is effective July 10, 2012, and will run through next year’s Fourth of July season.
Pyrotecnico has always upheld safety as our number one priority. As we have said, earlier this year upon learning that unexploded fireworks shells were discovered in several Massachusetts communities where we had performed shows, we acted immediately to conduct a thorough examination of all communities in which displays were held.
An internal review of our procedures determined that the unexploded shells were the result of a defective product, which we separated from our inventory and permanently removed from use. This internal review will also inform enhancements to our safety training procedures moving forward.
We have worked closely with the State Fire Marshal’s office during their investigation. While we are disappointed in this outcome and confident in our track record of providing safe fireworks displays for more than 100 years, we respect the decision of the State Fire Marshal and look forward to resuming our work in Massachusetts and continuing to serve these communities for years to come.
-Stephen Vitale, president of Pyrotecnico
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