Customer killed by falling ‘stone merchandise’ at Charlotte business

Customer killed by falling ‘stone merchandise’ at Charlotte business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A customer was killed in what firefighters are calling an industrial accident in southwest Charlotte Friday afternoon.

The incident happened before 3:30 p.m. at a business on Westinghouse Boulevard near Brookford Street. According to police, a piece of stone merchandise fell on a male customer inside the building.

Firefighters attempted life-saving measures, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident.

This article will be updated as more information is made available.

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