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N Carolina worker killed by falling slab of granite

Posted August 11

— A 21-year-old employee of a North Carolina custom counter shop died when a slab of granite fell on him.

State Department of Labor spokesman Jason Tyson tells local media outlets the accident occurred about 12:15 p.m. Friday at NCO Custom Marble & Granite in Raleigh.

The worker's name has not yet been released.

Traci Hobcroft, a spokeswoman for the family-owned business, says the employee is related to the owners.

Tyson says the 11-year-old company has had no previous workplace safety violations.

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