The decision was made after fire marshal investigators met Monday with representatives of the Ventura County Fire Department, which has been handling the investigation and asked the state to take over, the department said in a news release.
37 people were injured at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park in Simi Valley on Thursday night when fireworks accidentally shot into a crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 spectators.
In Ojai, a 32-year-old pyrotechnics employee suffered serious injuries to his face, left arm and left leg after being struck by fireworks that exploded on the ground at Nordhoff High School
The causes of the mishaps have not been determined, officials said, although operators of both shows have indicated defective fireworks shells may be to blame.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.