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Raleigh worker crushed by granite slab

Posted August 11

— A worker was killed Friday when a slab of granite fell on him at a Raleigh factory, according to the state Department of Labor.

The 21-year-old man, whose name hasn't been released, was working at NCO Custom Marble & Granite, at 8804 Gulf Court in northwest Raleigh, when the accident occurred, authorities said.

Company spokeswoman Traci Hobcroft said NCO is a family-owned business, and the man who died was related to the owners.

"We are a small, family-owned business trying to deal with this tragedy. We ask for your patience, prayers and that you give us the space and time to further investigate," Hobcroft said in a statement.

Ed Scarborough, a spokesman for the property owner, said another worker was injured in the incident and has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

NCO has had no previous workplace safety violations in its nine-year history, according to the Department of Labor, which is investigating the incident.

No other details were immediately available.


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  • Ed Livesay Aug 12, 10:56 a.m.
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    Prayers for the family of this unfortunate man. "There by the grace of God....."

  • Bob Bucy Aug 12, 8:58 a.m.
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    Were the rescue workers pointing up at the helicopter? Seems like they may have realized how inappropriate it was for the news helicopter to be hovering. Sadly, Don Henley's song "Dirty Laundry" is still very true.

  • Michael Thompson Aug 11, 10:23 p.m.
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    For real! Pull that video. People grieving isn't news. The story says they asked for space so you film them grieving in the parking lot. Sick

  • Pat Queen Aug 11, 9:30 p.m.
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    Yes. This live feed is horrifying. So grateful for your sensitivity training.

  • Marie Brandsdorfer Aug 11, 6:13 p.m.
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    Praying for his family!

  • Jeff Freuler Aug 11, 5:11 p.m.
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    These live video feeds bother me as maybe a relative is watching this and they haven't heard anything. It builds anxiety