Number of people treated for fireworks injuries in the U.S. in 2005 :

10,800
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, this was up from 9,600 injuries in 2004.
Source: Newsday, 7/3/2006

 
   
  Number of Americans who died in fireworks accidents from 2000-2005:

36

Source: Newsday, 7/3/2006

 
   
  Number of workers killed in accidents at Chinese fireworks factories from 1985-2005 :

9,349
Statistics released by the Chinese State Administration for Work Safety show that from 1985 to November 2005, there were 8,532 fireworks accidents in China, which left 9,349 people dead.
Source: Xinhua General News Service , 6/2/2006

 
   
  Number of fireworks factories in China as of 2006:

7,000

Source: Xinhua General News Service , 6/2/2006