According to a report, authorities in Florida say an 8-year-old kid was shot accidentally after a burn barrel containing firearms was set ablaze.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office stated the incident occurred on Monday as the youngster was helping clean up a backyard with his grandma and other children.
Authorities said yard debris was burned in a burn barrel. The youngster was standing near the burn barrel when a shot went off, and the sheriff’s office claimed that two firearms were buried beneath the rubble.
According to officials, the boy’s relatives heard two additional gunshots as they took him to the hospital.
According to the officials, the 8-year-old was wounded in the lower leg, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening. The sheriff’s office has said that accidental negligence best describes what happened.
A report from June describes a 12-year-old boy who was burned in an incident near Cedar City, Utah and was hospitalized. He is facing a lengthy and painful rehabilitation.
The boy was standing near a burn barrel when he unintentionally set himself on fire.
Lieutenant Jeff Humphries said the boy sprayed gasoline from a squirt bottle into the blaze. A flash caused third-degree burns to the child’s face, neck, and chest after he had taken a spray bottle and shot it over the fire while his parent was temporarily distracted.
According to IQS directory.com, a burn barrel is a repurposed and modified metal drum used for incinerating garbage and other flammable things. Thanks to their construction and workmanship, burn barrels are a simple and safe alternative to dumping combustible waste in a landfill.
Burn barrels are often used in rural places away from residential and business sectors when garbage isn’t collected on a regular basis. Burn barrels have become increasingly common in densely populated areas with clear rules regarding their usage in recent years.
Wood, tree trimmings, and grass may all be burned safely and efficiently in a yard waste burn barrel. Burning yard garbage in the open is frowned upon by both local authorities and nearby residents. A yard trash burn barrel manages the fire and keeps any flying debris where it belongs, out of the way.