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Worker caught in trench filled with water from broken water main

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:31 p.m. HST, May 17, 2014

A 59-year-old Board of Water Supply worker avoided serious injury Friday after he was caught in a trench that filled with water from a broken pipe.

The worker, who has been with the utility for 33 years, was part of a crew dispatched to repair a 16-inch water main at North School Street near Kamehameha IV Road, according to a board spokesperson.

About 9:30 a.m., the crew reactivated the flow of water, causing the pipe to rupture. The worker was pulled from the trench by his co-workers and was transported to a local hospital for observation.

Repairs on the main were completed Saturday morning and service was restored to 26 homes and businesses.

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cojef wrote:
Lucky guy! Somebody upstairs likes him.
on May 17,2014 | 02:41PM
huponews wrote:
Hope the person in the hole was wearing a body harness....confine space require it. Yes, very lucky....33 years, monkey fall down from tree too. Be careful....
on May 17,2014 | 07:28PM
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