Freeport Man Fatally Crushed by 1,600 lbs of Rock

A 52-year-old Freeport man was crushed to death under nearly a ton of rock while working at a stone distribution company in Farmingdale on Wednesday.

Suffolk County police said Hector Vicenty was working at European Granite and Marble Group on Dubon Court, when he was crushed by two 800 pound slabs of quartzite at 2:12 p.m.

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

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified and responded to the scene.

The Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the victim’s cause of death.