A North-West Coast man could no be revived after being struck by a firework on a property at Birralee early Saturday morning, police said.
Acting Inspector Mel Death said the deceased, aged in his 50s and from Railton, became unresponsive after being hit and attempts to resuscitate him at the scene were unsuccessful.
"Initial investigations indicate he was attempting to light the firework using a metal cylinder and as a result of that he was struck to the shoulder and chest area by the explosion," she said.
"The gentleman's family have been contacted ... they are quite saddened by this tragic news and this tragic event. Our thoughts go out to them."
Acting Inspector Death said police attended the address at Birralee just after midnight and found about 100 people gathered at the property for a private function.
However, no-one else was injured during the explosion.
Investigations are being conducted into the type of firework and whether the activity was legal.
"In relation to anybody using fireworks I would recommend they are using them legally and they have safety equipment around them at the time," Acting Inspector Death said.
The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Tasmania Police says a North-West Coast man could no be revived after being struck by a firework on a property at Birralee on Friday night.
Police said the deceased, aged in his 50s, became unresponsive after being hit and attempts to resuscitate him at the scene were unsuccessful.
"Initial investigations suggest he was attempting to light the firework, which involved the use of a metal cylinder, and was struck in the chest and shoulder area during the explosion," a police statement said.
"Police were called to the incident at midnight. Around 100 people were attending a gathering at the property. No-one else was injured."
The incident is being treated as non-suspicious and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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