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Fatal Industrial Accident: Worker Electrocuted at Resort in Waikoloa

July 22, 2015, 3:58 PM HST
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By Maui Now Staff

A 34-year-old man died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 as the result of an industrial accident at a resort in Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

The man has since been identified as Aaron Barrett of Honokaʻa.

The incident was reported at 8:44 a.m. at a resort property located on the 69-400 block of Waikoloa Beach Drive, according to police reports.

South Kohala officers responding to the call learned that a subcontractor had been doing renovations at the resort when he suffered a fatal electric shock, police said.

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The man was taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m., police said.

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

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