Delivery driver and worker injured in crash at Norton landscaping supply company | Local News

NORTON — A delivery driver and worker were injured Friday at a landscaping supply business when they were pinned down by chunks of granite that fell while unloading rock.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. at Old Station Outdoor and Landscaping Supply Inc. at 142 East Main St., police said.

The truck driver, a 53-year-old man from Lawrence, and the employee, a 39-year-old man from Pawtucket, were taken by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Lt. Todd Jackson said.

Other company employees removed the granite pieces from the victims, according to Jackson.

The men were conscious and alert when firefighters and police arrived and the injuries were not life-threatening, Jackson said.

One was injured in the ribs and the other in the legs, according to the police lieutenant.

The company was receiving a delivery of large chunks of granite when several pieces, weighing a total of about 5,000 pounds, fell, pinning the men against other chunks of granite on a pallet, Jackson said.

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified and responded to the scene to investigate.

David Linton can be reached at 508-236-0338.

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