April 2, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A worker in a Long Island City warehouse was found dead on Friday after becoming trapped under marble slabs, according to reports.
Police say they responded to a call of an injured male inside Leadstone USA, located at 50-09 27th St., at around 5 p.m. on March 30. Inside, they found a 50-year-old with severe trauma to the neck, according to police.
EMS pronounced the victim dead at the scene, police say.
Officials said the 50-year-old worker was moving large marble slabs using a mechanical hoist, and may have slipped and become trapped under the rock, according to the Daily News.
The company’s main product, according to their online page, is Quartz Slabs. “We have the largest standard size slabs in the industry at 126’’ x 64’’,” reads part of the company’s website. “Our material is composed of 93% natural Quartz and 7% resin which makes it the hardest and most durable stone on the market today.”
The identity of the deceased is pending family notification, police say. The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.