Worker, 41, killed in H-POWER accident

Published: Apr. 7, 2017 at 2:03 AM HST|Updated: Apr. 7, 2017 at 2:10 PM HST
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KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 41-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident at the H-POWER plant on Thursday.

Authorities say the man died of critical injuries to his lower extremities.

The accident happened at around 12:20 p.m., according to Emergency Medical Services officials. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no obvious signs of foul play, according to police investigators.

Covanta, the company that runs the H-POWER plant, issued a statement saying, "All of us at Covanta are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and co-worker. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends at this most difficult time."

H-POWER, owned by the City and County of Honolulu, burns garbage to produce steam, which drives a turbine generator. The electricity is then sold to the Hawaiian Electric Company for distribution.

This story will be updated.

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