Man dies after being pinned under concrete slab in Michigan

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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.

The death is under investigation.

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