Little Caesars Fall Possible Suicide

Police say the fatal fall of an electrician at the

Red Wings Excavation
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Construction workers excavate for an ice system installation at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The 22,000-capacity arena, future home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, is scheduled for completion in September.

Detroit police spokesman Michael Woody says an investigation including witness statements points toward a suicide.

The man was not immediately identified.

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 75 feet (23 meters) before 8 a.m. Wednesday 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.