WESTPORT - Westport police say they are working with state and federal investigators to look into a construction accident that claimed the life of a local man on Tuesday.

Police say independent contractor Herbert Grant, a 69-year-old Stratford resident, was standing by a truck on 1 Country Lane in Westport when he was hit by a chute coming out of a concrete truck.

Police say the chute hit Grant on the upper part of his body and that he died from traumatic injuries.  They say he was working on a residential construction project at the site.

They say state police and OSHA are involved in the investigation. They have yet to determine whether this was the result of an employee's mistake or a mechanical failure.