TROY (WWJ) – Authorities say a 39-year-old man was killed while using a portable cement cutter in Troy.

The incident happened around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Sylvanwood, in a neighborhood off Rochester and Long Lake roads.

Police say the man was part of a crew that was removing an in-ground swimming pool. He was handling a portable cement cutter when he apparently lost control of the tool, according to police, and the blade struck him in the neck. He was declared dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The man’s name has not yet been released, but police say he lived in Canton.

An investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest. 

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