Police ID Man Who Died After Construction Accident in Westport


A 69-year-old Stratford man is dead after construction equipment hit him duriing work at a Westport home on Tuesday and the office of the chief medical examiner is investigating the cause of his death.

Police said 69-year-old Herbert Grant, of Stratford, was supervising as concrete was being poured for a construction project at a home on Country Lane when the boom on the front of the concrete truck hit him.

Grant, who was a private contractor hired by a concrete company to deliver concrete for the job, was unresponsive at the scene, according to police.

First repsonders provided medical aid until Westport EMS arrived to transport Grant to Norwalk Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The chief medical examiner is investigating the cause of Grant's death.

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