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Various shades of Indian polished natural granite floor slabs kept in stacks in storehouse

Granite Slabs Crush Ohio Worker

A safety pole holding back the massive stone slabs failed, trapping a 55-year-old worker.

OSHA has opened an investigation after a worker at Unique Stone Concepts in Columbus, Ohio was crushed to death.

The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 3, happened just after 11 a.m.

While 55-year-old Robert Schofield was working when a safety pole holding back granite stone slabs collapsed, trapping him between multiple large slabs. Fellow coworkers used a crane to rescue Schofield, according to news reports.

Despite being rushed to the nearest hospital, Schofield died from his injuries.

The company, which imports and distributes stone slabs for kitchen and bathroom countertops, has not released a statement. Unique Stone Concepts has no prior OSHA citations.

Columbus Police are calling on anyone with additional information to contact them at call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).

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