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Police Officer in Hawaii Shocked by Lighting Fixture

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Honolulu, HI – Nov. 14–The 31-year-old Honolulu Police officer injured by an electrical shock while working a security detail near the airport has been released from Queen’s Medical Center.

The officer was staffing a security post at Aolele street set up for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings when he touched a road lighting fixture on a railing and was shocked, police said.

Dan Meisenzahl, the state Department of Transportation spokesman, said maintenance crews today are investigating the ramp’s railing which contains the lighting fixture.

Paramedics were sent to the scene about 6:30 p.m., a spokesman for the city Department of Emergency Services said.

The officer was treated at Queen’s Sunday night and released. His name and extent of injuries was not released.

Story via Officer.com

2 United Electric Workers Injured at Wastewater Facility in Hawaii

October 28, 2010 Leave a comment

KAUAI, HAWAII – Two workers were injured in an electrical accident today at the Lihue Wastewater Treatment Facility. 

About 11:10 a.m., the workers were installing a surge protection system when the accident occurred. Their condition is unknown at this time, according to county spokeswoman Mary Daubert in a news release. 

The men are employed by United Electric LLC, an Oahu-based company hired as a subcontractor for Harvey Brothers Construction Co. to conduct upgrades at the treatment facility.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

Story via StarAdvertiser.com