A “close to ground” detonation during the display resulted in two employees of Bay Fireworks suffering injuries during the display, said Woodstock Police Department spokeswoman Brittany Duncan.
Duncan said two employees with New York-based Bay Fireworks, the company the city contracts with to perform the fireworks, suffered minor injuries.
Duncan said one employee was treated at a local hospital and the other was treated on the scene.
The city conducts its annual fireworks show behind the Woodstock Square Shopping Center on Highway 92 just west of Interstate 575.
Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques said the fireworks display started around 9:20 p.m. and was originally scheduled to be a 10- to 15-minute show.
The glitch, he said, happened just five minutes into the show.
Henriques said city police and fire crews “did everything they needed to do, including making sure the area was safe.”
The delay lasted around an hour and went on for roughly 30 minutes once it resumed around 10:30 p.m., Henriques said.
During the disruption, both Duncan and Henriques said residents began to ask questions about the delay and once they were informed what happened, the mayor said they were relieved.
Duncan added everyone was very respectful and patient of how the city handled the incident.