Job accident kills sailor at Kane'ohe Marine base
By William Cole
Advertiser Military Writer
A sailor stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawai'i in Kane'ohe was killed in an accident yesterday while performing maintenance on the base's fuel pier, Marine officials said.
The name of the sailor was being withheld until his family could be notified of his death.
A Marine Corps spokesman said that at the time of the accident, the sailor was cleaning a flotation boom intended to contain ship fuel spills.
The sailor was taken to Castle Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:47 p.m.
There were no other injuries. No further details of the accident were released yesterday.
More than 2,100 sailors and about 6,800 Marines are stationed at the Marine Corps base.
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