Child dies in horrific accident at rotating restaurant

Child dies in horrific accident at rotating restaurant (WGCL; Sundial webpage/ CNN NEWSOURCE)

ATLANTA, Ga. (WKRC) A 5-year-old boy was crushed to death in a rotating restaurant that sits on top of a hotel in Atlanta.

The Sun Dial restaurant's dining area is at the top of a 73-story cylindrical Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.

The restaurant rotates to give patrons a panoramic view of the city.

As the floor moved, the child became caught “in between maybe 4 to 5 inches of space,” Atlanta police Sgt. Warren Pickard said.

“A small child (doesn’t) know what to do in those moments. It crushed his little, small body,” Pickard said.

The floor automatically stopped as it is designed to do when something is caught. The boy suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he died, the officer said.

“We know they (were) the last customers for the lunch crowd, and this was very tragic,” Pickard said.

The boy has been identified as Charles Holt from North Carolina.

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