The LaPorte Jaycees have had to cancel Wednesday night’s fireworks display, scheduled for the County Fairgrounds.
ABC 57 reports that one of the workers setting up the display fell off a truck and broke his leg, according to an official with the fairgrounds.
That worker, affiliated with the fireworks vendor, is the only licensed ‘shooter’ who is trained to set off the fireworks. Due to his inability to do so, the show has had to be cancelled.
The July 4th parade will go on Thursday as planned.
The La Porte Jaycees posted this statement to their Facebook page:
La Porte Community,
Due to a worker injury on site with our fireworks vendor, we regret to inform you that this evening’s fireworks celebration has been cancelled. Please understand that this is not an easy decision that we had to make, however we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate our community and sponsors support.
Sponsors, we will be reaching out to you directly very soon.
Thank you for your continued support and we love our community and we will see you at the parade tomorrow.