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Man Dies After Being Pinned Under Slabs of Marble in Washington Twp.

Washington Township (Gloucester) Sewell

A 60-year-old man died today after he was pinned under slabs of marble, police said.

According to police, officers responded to Dente Trading Marble & Granite on Enterprise Court around noon for a report of a workplace accident.

Upon arrival, they found the employee - later identified as Johnnie Tharp, of Sewell - unconscious, underneath multiple marble slabs.

Tharp was transported to Kennedy University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.