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Hilo man dies in Panaewa industrial accident

Police are investigating the death of a Hilo worker who died in a fatal fall at a Panaewa warehouse Tuesday.

The man, identified as 45-year-old painting company employee Peter Tosie, reportedly fell 40 feet through a fiberglass roof onto the concrete floor of a warehouse he was painting on Kealakai Street.

Officers responded to reports of the accident at 1:42 p.m. and Tosie was transported to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition. Tosie succumbed to his injuries at 2:19 p.m.

The police investigation of the accident is ongoing. An autopsy is scheduled on Friday to determine the cause of Tosie’s death.

Any witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact the Hawaii Police at (808) 935-3311.


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