By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man lost his left hand and was critically injured when a firework he was handling exploded. The incident happened on the 9100 block of Delaire Landing Road in the Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia, shortly after 12:30 p.m.

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Police say a 41-year-old man was handling an M-series device when it exploded.

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The man lost his left hand and he also suffered trauma to his chest, face and right hand.

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He was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in critical condition and will be flown to Jefferson Main Campus.

The Bomb Disposal Unit is on location.

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No other injuries were reported.