Worker dies after fall at construction site of Detroit's Little Caesars Arena

A worker died Wednesday morning at the site of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit after falling from a catwalk. According to police, the man may have intentionally taken his own life.

According to authorities, medical crews were called to Little Caesars Arena around 8 a.m. Wednesday to a report of an injured worker. Official say a man fell from a catwalk at the construction site from about 75 feet in the air.

The worker's death is being investigated as a possible suicide, but has not yet been ruled as an accidental death or as a suicide. Witnesses tell FOX 2 it appears the man jumped.

The worker has been identified as Michael Morrison. 

Detroit Fire Department Deputy Commissioner Dave Fornell said the department received the call just after 8 Wednesday morning. Crews started CPR and then rushed him to Detroit Receiving where he later died.

Fornell told FOX 2 the man went into cardiac arrest after the fall.

Fornell said the man is 37 years old and is believed to be an electrician.


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Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.