A 61-year-old Hawaii Commercial & Sugar Co. worker was hospitalized after being electrocuted while fixing a power line in Paia.
Maui police responded to North Firebreak Road off of Haleakala Highway at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday. When patrol officers arrived, they found the 61-year-old man unresponsive. An automated external defibrillator was used in attempt to revive him to no avail.
Police said medics and fire rescue personnel arrived and administered life-saving efforts. He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition, but has since had improved to stable condition.