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Company in fatal Mokuleia plane crash didn’t have permit for skydiving

  • DENNIS ODA / JUNE 22

    Oahu Parachute Center did not have registrations on file with the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for unemployment, workers’ compensation, prepaid health care or temporary disability insurance, according to a DLIR spokesman. That means its workers who were among the 11 people killed in last month’s Mokuleia crash weren’t covered by the workers’ comp statutes that provide death benefits for those killed on the job.

The company whose skydiving plane crashed June 21 at Dillingham Airfield killing all 11 aboard, had a permit to conduct parachute rigging at the state airport, not skydiving operations. Read more

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