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POSTED: Saturday, August 08, 2009

Kauai man injured, flown to Queen's

An 18-year-old Kapaa man was taken by medical helicopter to the Queen's Medical Center yesterday afternoon after sustaining critical injuries while trimming trees, according to a Kauai County news release.

Garcia was trimming trees from the basket of an industrial forklift on private property in Kealia yesterday morning when the forklift started rocking and then rolled over onto its side, the news release said. Garcia, who was about 40 feet high in the basket, was ejected.

He was transported to Wilcox Hospital and was later airlifted to Queen's, where he was reported in critical condition.

Police investigating man's death

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday night on the grounds of the city's HPOWER plant at Campbell Industrial Park.

City employees found the body and called police at 7:16 p.m.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death and to identify him.

Police described the man as 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing from 120 to 160 pounds, with a slim build. He was bald with tattoos on both shoulders and upper arms, and was wearing black Bermuda shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.