Ground Maintenance Workers Injured In UXO Encounter

Oahu, Hawaii Two ground maintenance contractors were evacuated to Queen's Medical Center after being involved in a UXO incident. The workers reportedly encountered UXO at Makua Military Reservation as they were operating weed-whackers. The encounter caused an explosion that caused serious injury to one worker with the blast impacting a nearby worker to a lesser degree.

An Army contracted medevac helicopter airlifted the civilians to the hospital. The exact type of munition involved in the accident was not reported and it is unknown if UXO escorts were provided to the workers. The incident is under investigation by the Army.

Anonymous's Gravatar As a follow up to a report brought to readers about the groundskeepers injured by UXO while cutting grass in Oahu's Makua Valley, the Army has halted training exercises and lawn maintenance while it investigates the accident. U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is working with the Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center to determine what happened. In the meantime, one groundskeeper has been released but the second remains in the hospital.
# Posted By Anonymous | 4/11/15 3:10 PM

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