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Man seriously injured in fireworks accident

By Star-Advertier staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:56 a.m. HST, Jan 01, 2014

A man in his mid-20s was taken by paramedics to a trauma center in serious condition after suffereing a fireworks-related injury to his hand overnight.

The man was injured at around 12:25 a.m. and drove himself to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center where paramedics treated him before transporting him to the hospital, according to Emergency Medical Services.

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manakuke wrote:
Ouch! Play with fire, get burned.
on January 1,2014 | 06:36AM
Too_Much_Pilikia wrote:
Yep.......some never learn......stupidity trumps common sense and playing within the law..
on January 1,2014 | 08:33AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
No sympathy at all for him, sorry.
on January 1,2014 | 08:30AM
nitpikker wrote:
not much sympathy for this. in fact serves him right if he was setting off one of those bombs.
on January 1,2014 | 08:32AM
DABLACK wrote:
Hope he has "Obamacare" !! Real embarrassing should he be asked how he got hurt. Then be told "Good for you" !!
on January 1,2014 | 08:53AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
It's a lock that this genius is an Obama voter.
on January 1,2014 | 09:01AM
honopic wrote:
How is it a "lock" that he's an Obama voter? Or a voter at all, for that matter. Your prejudice is showing. You can't blame the President of the U.S. for every dimwit out there.
on January 2,2014 | 10:44AM
DABLACK wrote:
It shouldn't be labeled as an "accident"....that type of accident is "caused" !! SA...got it ??
on January 1,2014 | 08:55AM
lokela wrote:
These guys like play with bombs send um Middle East. Can play all they want...
on January 1,2014 | 08:57AM
cojef wrote:
Do you think he has those tendencies, terrorism or just one big BOOM? More to do with what's between the the ears, empty spaces.
on January 2,2014 | 07:51AM
syhud wrote:
Waianae side. No real news here.
on January 1,2014 | 11:20AM
SteveToo wrote:
As usual the people of the Wai`anae Valley Hawaiian Homes Sub-division put on a great fireworks show. Love it. Can't wait til next year. It's to far to drive to Waikiki and to expensive go to Ko O Lina. We just poor folk out here.
on January 1,2014 | 02:00PM
kainalu wrote:
on January 1,2014 | 02:16PM
Alewa2Mililani wrote:
I rather have people who practice a tradition that's been in Hawaii for DECADES (setting off fireworks) around over these bitter and heartless "people" such as Poipounder808 and nitpikker who apparently walk on clouds singing the hymns of Jesus himself! And this "lokela" has never served in the military or been to Iraq or Afghanistan, yet giving advice on why people should join the military.Ridiculous. SteveToo had a great time in Waianae, but Central Oahu (Mililani, Waipio, Waipahu, and even all the way down to Ewa) put on a great 12 o'clock midnight show to ring in the New Year! I thought fireworks were going to be scarce last night, but it was great to see that a lot of people in Hawaii still carry on the tradition.
on January 1,2014 | 03:08PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
costly lesson learned ......Stop shooting illegal bombs into the air.
on January 1,2014 | 06:08PM
cojef wrote:
Fire hazard or fire bug, take your choice.
on January 2,2014 | 07:53AM
opalaedo wrote:
Just ban fireworks and leave it to professionals. Not a cultural thing. It's not Chinese New Year!
on January 1,2014 | 07:28PM
Anonymous wrote:
Light fuse.... get away. Or was it light fuse ummmm, gosh! this can be so confusing....
on January 2,2014 | 12:21AM
tutulois wrote:
Every year we get this -- last year a young man was even more seriously injured. His family now says they hope this will raise awareness of the dangers -- sorry, folks, but MOST people already know it's crazy to mess with this stuff !
on January 2,2014 | 08:08AM
paniolo wrote:
It's the AINOKEA attitude. Just like people that drink and drive. This guy lost a pinkie and might lose his thumb. Lucky didn't explode in his face. Years ago a friend from the Big Island lost an eye when he was in the 7th grade because he was standing too close to an aerial. I bet next year this guy not going touch illegal fireworks.
on January 2,2014 | 09:29AM
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