- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say an employee of a Ohio company is hospitalized with injuries to his back and legs after a slab of granite weighing more than half a ton fell on him at a western New York business

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says a 24-year-old employee of United Stone International of Oakwood Village, Ohio, was helping to unload a 1,200-pounds slab of granite Monday morning at the Granite Shop in the town of Wheatfield when it broke loose from its mount.

Deputies say the worker was able to jump partially out of the way but was knocked out when the slab pinned him. Emergency crews freed the man and took him to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. Information on his condition hasn’t been released.

The accident occurred at a business that makes granite kitchen countertops and cabinets.

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This story has been corrected to show injured man works for Ohio company instead of western New York business.


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