Worker Dies at FL Stone Facility

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 01:12 PM gHale

A man was killed Thursday morning after being crushed in an industrial incident, fire officials said.

Shawn Knowles, 44, was found injured at 8:42 a.m. at a Majestic Marble and Granite facility at 4948 Orange Avenue in Edgewood, FL, officials said.

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He was hosing down a water trench surrounding an automated machine when he was apparently pushed into the wedge by the heavy device, fire rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said. He was crushed by a beam and a piece of the machinery.

Jachles said other workers found him and called 911 to report an arm injury, while they tried to warm up Knowles. Jachles said Knowles was still conscious when he was found, but likely lost consciousness soon after from the shock of the injury and went into cardiac arrest.

Orange County firefighters arrived and immediately began resuscitation efforts, Jachles said. Knowles was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center where he later died.

Jachles said the manufacturing part of the shop was closed down while the Occupational Health and Safety Administration conduct an investigation. Edgewood Police Department are also investigating the accident.

Majestic Marble and Granite did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.

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