UPDATE: The Latest on the fatal fall of a construction worker in Detroit
DETROIT — Police say the fatal fall of an electrician at the Little Caesars Arena worksite in Detroit is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Detroit police spokesman Michael Woody says an investigation including witness statements points toward a suicide.
The man was not immediately identified (as of June 28).
Chief Executive Officer Ryan Maibach of arena general contractor Barton Malow Co. said in a statement the company has reached a preliminary conclusion that the fall was not a construction-related accident.
The 46-year-old man fell about 23 metres before 8 a.m. Wednesday (June 28) and was pronounced dead at a Detroit hospital.
The arena north of downtown Detroit will be home to the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and the NBA's Pistons. It is scheduled to open this fall.
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