Fire and Explosion During Disposal of Fireworks
Accident: Donaldson Enterprises, Inc. Fatal Fireworks Disassembly Explosion and Fire
Location: Location: Waipahu, HI
Accident Occured On: 04/08/2011 | Final Report Released On: 01/17/2013
Accident Type: Reactive Incident
Investigation Status: The CSB's final report was approved by a 3-0 vote at a public meeting in Washington, DC on January 17, 2013.
On April 8, an explosion occurred in a fireworks storage facility near Honolulu, Hawaii. According to media reports, the incident occurred in a bunker used to store confiscated fireworks at Donaldson Enterprises, Inc.