Boom strike proves fatal at Westport construction site - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Boom strike proves fatal at Westport construction site

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WESTPORT, CT (WFSB) -

A Stratford man was killed in what investigators called a construction accident Tuesday in Westport.

Police identified the victim as 69-year-old Herbert Grant.

They said Grant was working at a construction project at a home on Country Lane in Westport.

He was supervising the pouring of concrete when he was struck in the upper body by a boom that extends off of the front of the concrete truck.

Police said he was transported to Norwalk Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Grant was an employee of Suzio-York Hill Asphalt and Concrete Suppliers out of Meriden.

The investigation into the exact cause and manner of Grant's death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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