Hawaii zip line accident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Associated Press

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A tower collapsed during a test run of a zip line in Hawaii, sending one worker falling to his death and critically injuring another.

Police say the man doing the test run — a 36-year-old from Maui — was halfway across the 2,300-foot span when the tower collapsed Wednesday. He fell about 200 feet and died at the scene.

The other man — a 35-year-old from Ohio — was standing on the tower and fell about 30 feet.

The Hawaii Police Department said in a news release that the Ohio man was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was listed in in critical condition with multiple internal injuries.

Police say the two men were working on the attraction north of Hilo on the Big Island after the operator, KapohoKine Adventures, received complaints that the zip line was too slow.

Their names were not released.

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