Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
CUMMING (AP) -- Authorities say a 38-year-old worker at an antiques market north of Atlanta was killed after he was crushed by a piece of heavy machinery.
Forsyth County Deputy Coroner Nickie Stockel says Jose Rodriguez-Duarte was killed Friday when a metal pill presser fell onto him.
Barbara Spivia, who owns the market in the Cumming area with her husband, says no one saw the machinery fall onto Rodriguez-Duarte, but dealers at the market helped lift the equipment off the man.
A bystander administered CPR on the man, who was conscious when emergency responders arrived and took him to North Fulton Hospital. He died around 8 p.m. Friday.
Rodriguez-Duarte, who had been in the U.S. for 15 years, had worked for Spivia and her husband, Ed, for nine years.