Slab of Granite Crushes Man to Death

The owner of a store that specializes in granite and stone was killed at his place of business on Thursday. The man was crushed under a large slab of granite when it fell on top of him in his Lexington, Kentucky business. Authorities believe that the piece of granite somehow fell off of a forklift and pinned the owner. OSHA is currently investigating the workplace accident.

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