One dead in crane collapse at US Steel on border of Ecorse, Detroit

(WXYZ) - One person is dead after a crane collapse at US Steel Friday morning.

The company issued a statement after the incident confirming the fatal accident happened around 4:55 a.m. and the victim was a male contract worker.

The man was a contractor employed by Connelly Crane in Redford. The company is a well-known crane operator in the area.

At this point, it is unknown what the man was working on when he was killed.

This is the second deadly incident at plant in recent months. In December a worker was killed in an explosion and fire.

The medical examiner confirms Friday's victim was a male. No further details have been released pending notification of next of kin.

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