Fireworks stunt turns deadly

Texas man dies after igniting fireworks on his chest.

Fireworks Stunt Turns Deadly

(KPRC) A Columbus, Texas man has died after shooting a firework off his chest.

Justin Bartek, 30, died at Columbus Community Hospital on Tuesday.

Bartek is well known in the small town of Columbus. Friends described him as a veteran postal worker full of personality and generosity.

“He just had an infectious spirit, whenever you met him you met a friend,” said Erica Jackson.

Sheriff’s officials said Bartek and friends were shooting off fireworks at a popular fishing spot on the Colorado River. Sheriff’s officials said Bartek put one the fireworks on his chest. When it went off he was critically injured and died after he was rushed to the hospital by paramedics.

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