HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 47-year-old contractor working on repairs to the Honolulu-bound lanes of the Pali Highway was seriously injured this week by falling branches.
The state Transportation Department said the man was operating a forklift when he was hit.
The work was part of ongoing repair work to slopes above the Honolulu-bound lanes of the highway. Officials hope to have the highway reopened by August.
A DOT spokesman said that the injury underscores the dangerous conditions contractors are encountering.