April 8 is the anniversary of the bunker explosion in Waikele that killed five men. Two years later, their families are struggling with a legal mess in their search for justice.
Four civil lawsuits by family members have bounced between state and federal courts. Just last month, there was another delay.
On April 8, 2013 and over the weekend, family and friends visited bunker A-21 where workers from Donaldson Enterprises were disposing of illegal fireworks.
KITV has talked with each of the agencies that issue permits for fireworks storage and disposal. They say no policies or regulations have changed in light of the Waikele blast.
KITV has yet to hear from Donaldson Enterprises on whether it has changed its practices since the tragedy. But, we do know that the company has not been issued new permits or licenses.
Jamie Urqhart/River Dee Trust
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