Man dies after piece of heavy equipment falls on him in Kalihi

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 28-year-old man died Monday after a piece of heavy equipment fell on him.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported that the incident happened at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Hoonee Pl. in the Kalihi Kai area.

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) said the patient was an employee of Bob’s Equipment who was trapped under a truck-mounted, scissors-type crane, which he had been servicing.

According to HFD, another employee brought over a forklift to help elevate the heavy arm of the crane as firefighters moved the patient. HFD crews initiated CPR before transferring care over to EMS, however, the patient had suffered life ending injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

State and county authorities have been notified to investigate the fatal industrial accident.

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