Teen Critical After Attempting to Launch Anvil For Fourth Of July

Willow Springs police say something went wrong when family members tried to fire an anvil into the air during a Fourth of July celebration.  A 13-year-old boy suffered critical injuries when the heavy metal object was shattered, sending pieces flying as far as 60 feet.  The ambulance took the boy to a Springfield hospital after he was hit by a piece of that anvil.  Police say the explosion meant to launch the anvil went off too soon.  The accident happened on private property next to the Willow Springs Municipal Airport.

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