The boy was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries Friday afternoon. The restaurant is expected to remain closed until further notice, a spokesperson said.
“There was a tragic accident at the hotel involving a young boy,” Hotel manager George Reed said in emailed statement late Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Both police and paramedics were called to the restaurant after the boy was injured.
“As soon as we learned of the accident, we immediately responded until emergency personnel arrived,” Reed said. “We are working with the authorities as they look into this tragic accident and we will continue to assist them in any way we can. Words cannot express the depths of our sorrow. Our thoughts remain with the family.”
In an unrelated incident, a Sun Dial kitchen worker died last year after getting locked in a freezer. Carolyn Robinson, 61, had worked for the Westin company for more than 35 years. In April 2016, a 10-year-old boy drowned after falling into the hotel's pool.