Man dies after getting crushed between industrial beam, granite machine

Officials say man had worked at business for 3 weeks

By Anna Johnson - Digital Journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man is dead after getting crushed between an industrial beam and a large machine Thursday morning, according to officials from Orange County Fire Rescue.

Officials said the 44-year-old man was working at Majestic Marble and Granite on 4948 S Orange Ave. in Orlando. Officials from the Edgewood Police Department have not yet released the victim's name, but did say he had been working at the business for three weeks.

The man was cleaning a machine that uses water to polish granite and marble when he got caught between the machine and the beam, according to fire rescue officials. They said as he was caught, the machine kept moving back and forth as it polished the marble.

Eventually, the victim fell into a trench below with what co-workers thought was an arm injury, according to rescuers. They said the victim was conscious at first but began to lose his pulse, prompting his co-workers to perform CPR. 

Rescuers said the man went into cardiac arrest and died at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Police said they are conducting a death investigation but that there have not been any other reported incidents at the facility. Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are also investigating.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6/ClickOrlando.com for updates.

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