Worker killed by fall­ing pole

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - HAWAII REPORT -

A 52-year-old Waikoloa man, while work­ing for a util­ity com­pany, was killed af­ter a util­ity pole fell on him on High­way 19 in Paauilo.

Hawaii County po­lice said the com­pany was us­ing a boom truck at 10 a.m. Wed­nes­day to re­place a util­ity pole on the shoul­der of the high­way near mile marker 35.

Wit­nesses said that as the pole was be­ing po­si­tioned, the boom col­lapsed and the pole fell on the man.

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