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Workers suffer electrical burns in Maui industrial accident

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:05 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2014

Paramedics responded to 1919 Hau Street at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a single-vehicle crash and found the victim dead at the scene.

Two men, both 26, suffered electrical burns while working on power lines in Haiku Wednesday afternoon, a Maui County Police spokesman said.

One of the workers reached for a temporary jumper line when witnesses heard a loud noise followed by an electrical arc.

The men, who worked for Henkels and McCoy, were initially treated at Maui Memorial Medical Center and then taken to the Straub Hospital on Oahu for further treatment.

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OnlyChrist wrote:
Seems like two stories (one Kalih-crash), one Maui-burns) combined into one story??!!
on January 16,2014 | 04:33PM
rayhawaii wrote:
Yep this story either doesn't make sense. Sorry if someone died but looks like no one died just a mistake in the writing.
on January 16,2014 | 07:36PM
kahu808 wrote:
Straub is known for their burn unit. Makes all the sense.
on January 16,2014 | 08:03PM
hikine wrote:
I don't get it either. Sounds like two different stories. How can you have a car crash when the men were working on a wire?
on January 17,2014 | 03:04AM
ryan02 wrote:
Come on, the article was updated at 1:05 a.m. Clearly, the "Star-Advertiser staff" was tired. Who needs accurate news anyway?
on January 17,2014 | 05:44AM
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