MI - University of Michigan student falls to death

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    University of Michigan student falls to death through glass-roofed Nickels Arcade in Ann Arbor

    Victim climbed up fire escape of 3-story structure


    Author: Local 4 - ClickOnDetroit news staff, local4@clickondetroit.com

    Published On: 34 m

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
    Police say a 21-year-old University of Michigan student has died after falling through the glass roof of the Nickels Arcade in Ann Arbor.

    Ann Arbor police say the man had climbed up the fire escape to the top of the roughly three-story structure with a female acquaintance around 2:20 a.m. Friday.

    Police say the man, who was from Saugatuck, was taken to an area hospital, where he died of injuries suffered in the fall...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...ssroofed-nickels-arcade-in-ann-arbor/34332744
     
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    U-M student dies after falling through glass roof

    Tom Greenwood, The Detroit News 9:34 a.m. EDT July 24, 2015

    Ann Arbor — Police are calling the death of a 21-year-old University of Michigan student a “tragic accident” after the victim fell through the glass roof of the Nickels Arcade early Friday morning.

    “The man had climbed up the fire escape to the top of the roughly three-story structure around 2:20 a.m. with a female acquaintance,” said D/Lt. Robert Pfannes in a press release. “The man, who was from Saugatuck, was taken to an area hospital where he died of injuries suffered in the fall.” ...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne.../24/student-dies-falling-glass-roof/30612293/
     
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    I can't even imagine how awful that must have been!
     
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    I am wondering if alcohol was involved. This guy and his "female acquaintance" actually were WALKING on the glass roof panels that cover a three story high "arcade" area. Yikes. The building was built in 1918 - so the glass panels may have been manufactured in 1918.
     
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    Here is some history of Nickels Arcade:
    http://michigantoday.umich.edu/galleries/nickels-arcade-at-99/
     

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