Update: Jake's Fireworks Explosion Ruled Accidental

By Priscilla Mace

Published 08/26 2014 07:44PM

Updated 08/26 2014 08:39PM

PITTSBURG, KS.--- According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, the explosion was traced to debris around a forklift the men were using. It happened on August 12th at Jake's Fireworks near 20th Street and U.S. 69 Bypass in Pittsburg. Authorities say two men were removing fireworks from a storage unit and were outside the main building when something exploded. Kenny Clark, 28, and Howard Harper, 42, were airlifted from the scene. Clark later died at a Joplin hospital.

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