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.