- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) - Two military contractors were injured by ordnance that exploded at Makua Military Reservation.

Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins says two men were taken by helicopter to Queen’s Medical Center after ordnance exploded Monday at the firing range.

Jenkins says the men have severe injuries.


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The Army says the two civilian men are ground maintenance contractors. The Army says they were injured after encountering apparent unexploded ordnance.

The Army is investigating.



Makua Valley has been the site of decades of military training. However, no branch of the military has trained in Makua with live ammunition since 2004. The Army and its opponents have been embroiled in a long legal dispute over how the military may use the valley, which many Native Hawaiians consider to be sacred.

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