Pittsburg man dies from injuries sustained in fireworks explosion
08/13/2014 12:25 PM
08/13/2014 4:19 PM
One of two men critically injured in an explosion at a fireworks manufacturer in southeast Kansas has died, authorities said Wednesday.
Kenny L. Clark, 28, of Pittsburg, died at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., where he had been flown by medical helicopter following the blast shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jake’s Fireworks in Pittsburg, Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak said in a statement.
Howard Harper, 42, of Pittsburg, is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
Clark and Harper were working around a storage building at the manufacturer when the explosion and resulting fire occurred, Peak said. No other employees were injured in the explosion.
An investigation into the incident is underway, Peak said.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.