Boy, 5, dies after getting head stuck at rotating restaurant

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The Westin, on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, is the same hotel where a kitchen worker died after getting locked in a freezer past year.

Police said a 5-year-old got his head stuck in the rotator at the restaurant Friday afternoon, ABC affiliate WSOC reported.

According to police, the child wandered off a few feet from his parents and got lodged between the rotating floor and a wall. "Somehow he found himself in a critical situation where he was lost between the rotating floor and the wall", an Atlanta police spokesman told WGCL-TV. "A small child don't know what to do in those moments, and it crushed his little small body".

As soon as the boy got stuck, the restaurant's employees jumped into action and tried to save him, WBTV reports. But the boy's injuries were too severe and he died at Grady Memorial Hospital, she said. The APD spokesperson did say that the floor has a motion sensor that automatically stops the rotating floor when it senses something is trapped.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head.

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"It's very tragic, what has happened today", he said.

The restaurant will remain closed for the weekend.

'There was a tragic accident at the hotel involving a young boy, ' Westin Peachtree Plaza Manager George Reed said in a statement obtained by the AJC. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

'Words can not express the depths of our sorrow.