Vt. worker hospitalized after being crushed by stone slab

Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 4:05 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2023 at 4:10 PM EDT
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MILTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Authorities say a 28-year-old worker was hospitalized Wednesday after being crushed at a Milton business.

It happened at Surface Creations of Vermont, a family-owned custom countertop business in Milton.

The owner of the business says the employee from Swanton was rushed to the hospital around 2:30 after a stone slab being moved swung in the wrong direction, crushing the man.

Milton Police say they believe the slab could have weighed upwards of 2,000 lbs. When they arrived, they immediately began treating the worker. They say he was breathing when he was brought to the UVM Medical Center. His current condition was not immediately available.

Police say their initial investigation shows no sign of criminal wrongdoing. “We see no signs of criminal violations stemming from that. A really unfortunate incident and we wish the best for him and his family,” said Milton Police Lt. Frank Scalise.

Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials did not immediately respond to calls for comment.