By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was airlifted on a Flight for Life after a fireworks accident in Waukegan Saturday night.

Paramedics were called to the 400 block of North County Street shortly after 10 p.m. and arrived to find a man in his 20s with severe injuries.

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His grandmother said he was playing with fireworks that did not go off right away but detonated when he went back to check on them.

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She said he lost an eye.

The victim was airlifted first to Vista East in Waukegan then to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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No one else was hurt.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff