Man dies after being pinned under concrete slab in Michigan

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 17:53:39-04

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after being pinned under a slab of concrete that fell on him while he was working on a porch at a Michigan home.

Officers with the Grand Blanc Township Police Department responded Tuesday and learned that the 67-year-old man had been trying to remove the concrete slab when it collapsed. An officer and others quickly lifted the slab off the man and he was taken to a hospital, where police said he died.

The man’s name wasn’t immediately released. Police Chief Ron Wiles described the man as a relative of the homeowner and said what happened was a “tragic, freak accident.”

The home is located in Genesee County, near Flint, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. The death is under investigation.