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RUSTON, La. -– A worker at the Southern-Louisiana Tech football game at Joe Aillet Stadium was injured Saturday night when the cannon he was working on fired unexpectedly.

Capt. Todd Abercrombie of the Ruston Fire department, an EMT on the scene, said the unidentified worker suffered “small ash burns” to his face and was taken to nearby North Louisiana Medical Center as a precaution.

A Tech official said the worker, a 25-year veteran of a Shreveport-based fireworks company, was “making an adjustment” to the cannon when it discharged.