Granite slabs crush man at northwest Houston business

HOUSTON – A man died Thursday afternoon when he was crushed by granite slabs at a northwest Houston business.

The death was reported about 12:50 p.m. at 13040 Hempstead Road at Vivaldi Stone Company.

According to workers, two men were trying to load two large slabs of granite, which were 11 feet by 6 feet and weighed 400 pounds each, onto a truck.

The workers said a huge gust of wind hit the slabs of stone and pushed them over, sending them crushing down on one of the workers below. 

The man was pinned under the shattered granite rock and was killed upon impact. 

The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

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