MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii – Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who died in an industrial accident in Mountain View on April 25 as 56-year-old Yves Morel of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Police say an autopsy conducted on Friday determined that Morel died from high voltage electrocution.
On April 25, police reported Morel had been inspecting the electrical system for a newly installed water tank at a job site just off Route 11 near the North Kulani Road intersection, when he apparently was electrocuted from the energized system. A 51-year-old Honokaʻa man who was working nearby was able to de-energize the electrical system but not before sustaining minor injuries from exposure to electrical current.
Morel was taken to Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.