NFL star Jason Pierre-Paul hosts PSA one year after losing fingers in fireworks accident

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) recovers a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Almost a year after mangling his right hand in a fireworks accident, Pierre-Paul has made a public service announcement about keeping children away from fireworks, and warning everyone to handle the pyrotechnic devices with care. The announcement was unveiled Thursday, June 30, 2016, at a fireworks safety event in Washington by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Elliot F. Kaye. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, FIle)

(MEDIA GENERAL) – As we head into another holiday weekend prepared to celebrate our country’s independence, New York Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul is set to remind others of a nasty accident that could have killed him.

Pierre-Paul lost parts of three fingers and severely injured his right hand after a firecracker went off prematurely during a Fourth of July celebration last year. He now is using his celebrity to warn others about fireworks safety by starring in a public service announcement.

The PSA includes a re-enactment of Pierre-Paul’s accident and he shows off his damaged hand.

The PSA ends with a warning to leave fireworks to professionals and to keep them away from kids.

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