CSB to Hold Webcast on 2011 Fireworks Incident


Register for the Chemical Safety Board's (CSB) webcast on January 17 at 2:30 EST describing its Final Report into Fatal 2011 Explosion and Fire in Hawaii Involving Fireworks Disposal.

At the meeting, CSB investigators will present the findings and formal safety recommendations related to the April 8, 2011, explosion and fire that killed five workers at a storage facility used by Donaldson Enterprises (DEI) near Honolulu, Hawaii. The explosion took place during the disposal of professional grade fireworks that had been illegally labeled for consumer use by a manufacturer in China and then seized by federal customs agents when they were brought into the U.S. DEI had been hired by a federal prime contractor, the VSE Corporation of Alexandria, VA, to dispose of the fireworks.

Registration is free and available at:

For more information, contact CSB's Communications Director Hillary Cohen, (202) 446-8094 email: or Sandy Gilmour at (202) 251-5496 email: