Hilo Man Loses Finger in Fireworks Accident

A Hilo man lost part of his hand on New Years Eve when a aerial type firework exploded as he was holding it.

The Hawai`i County Fire Department responded to the front yard of a home on Desha Avenue around 9:26 p.m.

Upon arrival they found the man with the index finger on his right hand amputated. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center.