The June 28 fatal fall of an electrical worker at the Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit is being considered a possible suicide. “After a review … we have reached a preliminary conclusion that this was not the result of a construction-related accident,” said Ryan Maibach, CEO of project contractor Barton Malow-Hunt/White of the death of Michael Morrison, 46, who fell 75 ft. Witnesses claim he had not been wearing fall-protection gear. “We’re leaning toward a suicide,” said Detroit Police spokesman Michael Woody. The arena is set to open in September.
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