NORTON — Federal safety regulators are investigating after two men were hospitalized with serious injuries when they were crushed by 5,000-pound granite blocks in a recent industrial accident in Norton.

Norton police said at around 10 a.m. last Friday, police officers and fire crews responded to Old Station Supply at 142 East Main Street for a reported industrial accident.

According to police, the outdoor and landscaping supply business was receiving a delivery of large blocks of granite when several of the pieces fell on an employee and the delivery truck driver.

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The pieces of granite that fell on the men weighed around 5,000 pounds in total, police said.

Both men — a 53-year-old truck driver from Lawrence and the 39-year-old male employee from Pawtucket — were taken to Rhode Island Hospital.

Their injuries were described by police as serious but non-life-threatening.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified and is conducting an investigation, according to police.

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