Hawaii Worker Fatalities in 2011

This is a brief list of deaths that occurred on the job in 2011 here in Hawaii.  When I see the list of the 2012 worker fatalities I will post it too.

Most if not all of these deaths were preventable.  OSHA stresses training workers to identify hazards on and around their jobsites.  The Hawaii Electricians Training Fund is always willing and able to assist you with this.  After the members complete our classes the responsibilty of implementation falls on you as the employer and them as the ones performing the work.



Falcon Landscaping, LLC, Honolulu, HI 96817 - Worker trimming a tree fell when rotted limb gave way.


Moo's Machine Works, Inc., Honolulu, HI 96819 - worker testing an articulating boom was killed when the boom fell and struck him.


Donaldson Enterprises Inc, Waipahi, HI 96797 - Five workers were killed and one injured after an explosion occurred while destroying illegal fireworks.


Grove Farm Fish Hukilau Foods, Honolulu, HI 96814 - Worker found unconscious on ocean floor while performing commercial diving, later died from unknown cause.


Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. , Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 - Truck driver ejected and crushed by truck that flipped over after losing control while making a turn on restricted airport roadway.


Marys Tree Service & Landscaping, Lahaina, HI 96761 - Tree trimmer fell nearly 50 feet when his safety belt broke while trimming coconut fronds.


Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, Keanu, HI 96749 - Worker died when he struck a tree after crossing the center line on a private road.


Gozip LLC, Hilo, HI 96720 - One worker was killed and another worker was hospitalized after a zipline tower collapsed.


Aloha Tree Experts, Kailua, HI 96734 - Worker was killed when he fell 28 feet from a tree that fell over at its base.