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Freeport man crushed between two 800-pound stone slabs

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Man crushed and killed by two 800 pound slabs of quartzite at European Granite and Marble on July 1 (Credit: Google maps)

A man was crushed by two 800 pound slabs of quartzite at European Granite and Marble on Wednesday. (Google Maps)

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.  — A Freeport man was crushed to death between two 800-pound slabs of stone in a gruesome industrial accident that remains under investigation.

Hector Vicenty, 52,  was working at European Granite and Marble Group in Farmingdale when he was killed in the accident involving the massive slabs of quartzite — used to make countertops — shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Suffolk County Police.

Vicenty was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, where he was pronounced dead.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating, as is the Suffolk County Homicide Squad.  The Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.