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June 26, 2018

2 workers killed by falling slabs

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Two workers have been killed by 800-pound slabs of countertop material that fell on them while being unloaded from a trailer in New York.

The Niagara County Sheriff's office says it appears 11 slabs of Corian-brand material collapsed on the workers about 1:30 a.m. Monday at the XPO Logistics facility in Lockport, near Buffalo.

The men were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names weren't immediately released.

A statement from XPO Logistics, headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, expressed sympathy to the victims' families and co-workers. The company says it's working with its safety team and local law enforcement to understand the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Corian is a man-made solid material produced by DuPont.


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