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

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A five-year-old boy died after getting his head stuck between a wall and a table at a rotating restaurant in downtown Atlanta on Friday.

He died of head injuries an hour later at a local hospital, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported.

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The Sun Dial Restaurant. (

The family was dining at the Sun Dial restaurant, which is located at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza, when the child wandered off from their window table, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


"There was a tragic accident at the hotel involving a young boy,” Westin Peachtree Plaza Manager George Reed said in a statement. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” “Words cannot express the depths of our sorrow.

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The automatic shut off stopped the floor from rotating while hotel security and staff came to the boy’s aid.