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05-05-20 Fatal industrial accident

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Operations, Area II
Assistant Chief Robert Wagner
Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 246
Report No. 20-034568


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police report that yesterday (May 4) at approximately 11:40 a.m. officers responded to an industrial construction site at Kaupulehu which is close to Hualalai.

Upon arrival, it was reported that the ATV drove in front of the excavator in an attempt to get the operator’s attention, subsequently resulting in the excavator colliding with the ATV. 

As a result, the ATV operator suffered fatal injuries prior to Fire Medics’ arrival.

The case is still under investigation victim’s name is not being released at this time. 

An autopsy has been requested.