Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Construction worker dies after fall at Detroit arena

Red Wings New Home Hockey Basketball

File--In this June 12, 2017 file photo, construction continues on Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.. A federal judge has denied a request to block some public funding for Little Caesars Arena and the Detroit Pistons’ move from the suburbs. The arena scheduled to open in September will be home to the NHL hockey Detroit Red Wings and NBA basketball Detroit Pistons. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


DETROIT (AP) A worker has died after falling 75 feet at the Little Caesars Arena worksite north of downtown Detroit.

Deputy Detroit Fire Commissioner David Fornell says the 46-year-old man was in cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Other workers had started cardiopulmonary resuscitation which first responders continued. The man was taken to a Detroit hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Fornell says officials were told the man was an electrical worker and may have fallen from a catwalk. He says the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration likely will investigate.

The arena will be home to the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and the NBA’s Pistons. It is scheduled to open this fall.

More on the story from the Detroit Free Press.