Watch: This Is Why Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Will Fail
In the United States, we have a problem that’s so BIG and obvious that even Elon Musk can’t see it. Our highways are broken, our streets are clogged with traffic,...
Two civilian contractors were killed Wednesday morning after being hit by a falling five-ton buoy at Pearl Harbor’s Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility.
The buoy reportedly fell from a height of about 70-feet onto a barge where four contractors were standing. One of the men died instantly, while the second victim was hit in the head and later died from his injuries. The two others also sustained injuries but were listed in stable condition.
The workers were reportedly strengthening mooring lines on the 820-foot decommissioned amphibious ship Tarawa when the accident occurred.
The four contractors were employees of Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc.
The buoy was described as being 12 to 15 feet in diameter and weighing about 10,000 lbs.
The Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor is one of three Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Offices in the U.S., where inactivated Navy ships are brought for long-term storage.
Join the 67,379 members that receive our newsletter.
Have a news tip? Let us know.