Dramatic video shows a series of fireworks going off by accident on a Maryland beach

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A screenshot of a tweet that shows a video of fireworks exploding against a blue sky on a boardwalk.
A screenshot of a tweet that shows a video of fireworks exploding against a blue sky in Maryland. Screenshot/Twitter
  • A video captured the unintentional discharge of a series of fireworks on a Maryland beach.

  • One person - an employee of the fireworks company - has minor injuries.

  • Company employees had originally been trying to set up for a Fourth of July fireworks show.

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A video shared to social media shows an array of fireworks spontaneously going off on a beach in Maryland.

A fireworks company accidentally discharged a series of fireworks in Ocean City, Maryland, according to WJLA, an affiliate of ABC News.

The company employees were initially trying to set up ahead of the town's scheduled fireworks show for the Fourth of July holiday, WJLA reported.

One employee sustained minor injuries, according to WJLA. There were no other reported causalities.

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The Maryland State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating the cause, WJLA said.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said the scheduled fireworks show has been canceled in light of the incident.

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