A 21-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon after a slab of granite fell on him at his workplace, according to a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Labor.
A second employee was injured.
The accident happened about 12:15 p.m. at NCO Custom Marble & Granite at 8804 Gulf Court in northwest Raleigh. The worker’s name hasn’t been released because his family has not yet been notified, said Jason Tyson, a spokesman for the labor department.
“The employee that was injured is currently in stable condition and expected to be released without incident,” NCO manager Traci Hobcroft said in a statement. “The accident has been reported to OSHA. As many of our customers and contractors are aware, 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. We will release more information as it becomes available.
Hobcroft confirmed that the victim was a member of the family that owns the company.
An official with the labor department’s Occupational Safety & Health Division remained at the site Friday afternoon investigating the accident, Tyson said.
NCO Custom Marble & Granite opened in Raleigh in 2006, according to the company’s website. The family-owned enterprise specializes in building custom-made counter tops, using granite, marble and quartzite.
Tyson said no previous complaints about the company had been filed with state labor officials.