comscore Man, 28, killed in Kalihi industrial accident identified | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Man, 28, killed in Kalihi industrial accident identified

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu police and staff from the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office investigated the scene of an industrial accident, Monday, in Kalihi.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police and staff from the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office investigated the scene of an industrial accident, Monday, in Kalihi.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 28-year-old man who died Monday after he became trapped under heavy equipment he was servicing in Kalihi as Paul B. Pestana of Honolulu.

Nearly 20 firefighters responded to the industrial accident at Bob’s Equipment Sales & Rentals at 2285 Hoonee Pl. just before 10 a.m.

Upon arrival, fire crews found an employee of the company “trapped under a truck-mounted, scissors-type crane” he had been servicing, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

Firefighters were about to use hydraulic tools to lift the crane off the man, identified as Pestana, when another employee from the heavy equipment company used a forklift to lift the heavy arm of the crane off his co-worker.

Crews then removed Pestana and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until EMS arrived and took over. He was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.

Comments (9)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up