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07-22-15 Worker electrocuted at Waikoloa resort

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District
Sergeant Jason Berryhill
Phone: 887-3080
Report No. C15021414


Media Release

A 34-year-old man died Wednesday (July 22) as the result of an industrial accident at a Waikoloa resort.

South Kohala officers responding to an 8:44 a.m. call learned that a subcontractor had been doing renovations at the resort on the 69-400 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive when he suffered a fatal electric shock. He was taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m.

He has been identified as Aaron Barrett of Honokaʻa.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.