x
Front Page

Powered by Unisys
x

HURRICANE TRACKER       
x

October 05, 2015 07:40am
Tropical Storm Oho Not Expected to Become Hurricane
EXPAND RADAR
  • Latest News
  • Sections
  • Videos
  Big Island News & Information Hub
East Hawaii News View All
AD
ADVERTISEMENT

Man Electrocuted on Puna Jobsite

Posted April 25, 2013, 05:16 PM HST
0 Comments
×

Hilo Medical Center is receiving funding to replace its aging refrigeration units. File photo.

Police said a man working on a construction project in Puna died Thursday morning after apparently being electrocuted.

Police and paramedics responding to a 9:14 a.m. call found that the man had been inspecting the energized electrical system for a newly installed water tank when he received the shock.

Another man working nearby was able to turn off the power to the system, but was also injured by the current, police said. That worker, a 51-year-old resident of Honokaa, sustained only minor injuries.

The worksite was located just off Highway 11 near the North Kulani Road intersection in Mountain View.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:32 a.m.

The case has been classified as an industrial accident. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Recommend this Article

Weekly Newsletter

COMMENTS

AD
AD
AD
AD
^