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Raleigh worker crushed by granite slab

Posted August 11, 2017 2:35 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 1:39 p.m. EDT

— 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.