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Puna man killed in Industrial Accident

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUNA PATROL DIVISION
SERGEANT DARRELL HOUSTON
PHONE: 966-5835
OCTOBER 7, 2005
C05033824

MEDIA RELEASE

A 43 year old Pohoiki man was killed Thursday (October 6, 2005) from injuries he sustained while working at a job site in the Hawaiian Shores Subdivision in Puna.

The victim was identified as Thomas Roth.

Responding to a 1:56 p.m. call, Puna Patrol Officers determined that the victim was reportedly electrocuted while working on a tree trimming crew on Maiii Street in the Hawaiian Shores Subdivision.

The victim was transported by Fire Rescue personnel to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:02 p.m.

The incident is classified as an Industrial Accident and an autopsy has been ordered to determine exact cause of death.

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