The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 9:59 this morning about an industrial accident at 2285 Hoonee Place in Kalihi. Initially, five HFD units, staffed with 19 personnel, were dispatched. The first units arrived at the scene at 10:04 a.m. to find a 28-year-old employee of Bob’s Equipment, trapped under a truck-mounted, scissors-type crane, which he had been servicing.
HFD personnel were about to deploy hydraulic tools and/or cribbing lumber to lift and leverage the crane off of the patient. However, another employee brought over a forklift, which could more quickly elevate the heavy arm of the crane. HFD crews removed the patient at 10:08 a.m. and initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation protocols then patient care was transferred to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at 10:10 a.m. Unfortunately, EMS could not revive the patient, who succumbed to his injuries. State and county authorities have been notified to investigate this fatal industrial accident.