Man pinned by backhoe in Hauula dies

Man pinned by backhoe in Hauula dies
Police investigated the Hauula scene Sunday after a man was critically injured. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HAUULA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 35-year-old man died Sunday after an accident in Hauula involving a backhoe, Honolulu police said.

The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Nathan Shaw, of Laie.

The incident happened along Hauula Homestead Road around 1:30 p.m.

“In a non-industrial and non-work related incident the victim became pinned between construction equipment. Emergency Medical Services were activated and victim was transported to local area hospital. The victim later died from their injuries,” police said in an incident report.

Fire officials say the victim was a mechanic who somehow ended up pinned between the bucket and the back of the machine.

Police have now opened an unattended death case, in which foul play is not suspected.

His identity has not yet been released.

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