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Hawaii island electrocution victim identified

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:30 a.m. HST, May 2, 2013

Hawaii County police have identified the man who died in an industrial accident in Mountain View last Thursday as Yves Morel, 56, of Raleigh, N.C.

An autopsy conducted Friday determined that he died from high-voltage electrocution, police said.

Police said Morel was inspecting a newly installed water tank when he received a fatal shock at about 9 a.m.

The incident happened at a site off Route 11, near North Kulani Road.

A 51-year-old Hono­kaa man who was working nearby was able to de-energize the electrical system, and sustained minor injuries from exposure to electricity, police said.

Morel was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:32 a.m.

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