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Construction worker falls, slides 200 feet in Koolaus

By Star-Advertiser staff and News Services

LAST UPDATED: 03:12 p.m. HST, Apr 09, 2013

A construction worker on a Hawaiian Electric project in the Koolau mountains above Temple Valley fell and then slid 200 feet, but appeared to have suffered no major injuries.

Capt. Terry Seelig, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said the worker slid down a ridge from the job site and suffered only a minor injury to his leg.

Seelig said the department’s helicopter was dispatched just after 10 a.m. after getting the distress call.

The helicopter airlifted the man down the mountain, but extraction took rescuers over an hour.

Darren Pai, Hawaiian Electric spokesman, said the injured worker was part of a crew working on the support structures that hold HECO’s transmission line.

Pai said he couldn’t release further information concerning the contract worker.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Wow! Happy for him! Go home kiss your mom and have a really cold one!
on April 9,2013 | 11:29AM
allie wrote:
Thank God!
on April 9,2013 | 11:30AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Bet he had to change his shorts.
on April 9,2013 | 12:10PM
mikethenovice wrote:
What? No underwear?
on April 9,2013 | 06:39PM
silvangold wrote:
that would be the only bad thing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thank goodness for only a minor leg injury!
on April 9,2013 | 01:26PM
Bully wrote:
what a ride.
on April 9,2013 | 02:06PM
mikethenovice wrote:
YouTube it, man!
on April 9,2013 | 06:39PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Oh no. he slid and killed some plants and grass. Now the tree huggers will lose sleep over the poor old plants?
on April 9,2013 | 06:40PM
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