Electrician dies after accident at site of new Milwaukee Bucks arena downtown

Posted at 2:17 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 17:15:28-04

An electrician has died after an accident at the construction site of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee.

According to a news release from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, a 57-year-old Menomonee Falls man was working at the site on 4th Street when he began complaining of chest pain and fell off an eight-foot ladder last Wednesday around 1 p.m. 

The man suffered "traumatic injuries," according to the medical examiner's office, and was taken to Froedtert Hospital. He was pronounced dead Saturday evening.

The cause of death has not yet been released. An autopsy was performed Monday, the medical examiner's office says.