Video: Minor league team shoots off fireworks into crowd
The Los Angeles Angels have been a disaster on the field, and their minor league affiliates aren’t faring much better.
The Angels’ Double-A affiliate Rocket City Trash Pandas held a fireworks night on Friday at their stadium in Madison, Ala. There was a big screwup as several fireworks were sent flying through the crowd.
Take a look at the scary scene:
Angels AA affiliate the Rocket City Trash Pandas accidentally launched multiple fireworks into their crowd pic.twitter.com/IF3m9nYuJs
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According to AL.com, one team employee was taken to the hospital for a “slight leg injury.”
“On Friday night during the Trash Pandas postgame fireworks show, one firework unexpectedly ignited, causing it to veer off course,” the team said in a statement. “No fans were harmed, and the fireworks vendor adamantly expressed that this has never happened before in over 40 years of their experience.
“Every Toyota Field fireworks show is always supervised by the Madison Fire and Rescue Departments. All parties are taking extreme precautions to ensure that this does not happen again.”
The company that puts on the fireworks said in a statement released Saturday that they discovered the reason for the mishap.
“After considerable investigation into the incident last night, we discovered that a particular product had been incorrectly inserted and secured into its holder. During our continuing look at our procedures regarding the device, the supporting equipment and the technicians that use it, we are eliminating it from the show until that device and supporting procedures have been fully updated to assure providing safe shows for our customers.”
That was one heck of a trash performance.