On Friday, a 5-year-old boy visiting with his parents from Charlotte, N.C., was somehow caught between a wall and a table as the dining area rotated shortly after 3 p.m., Atlanta police said. The family had been at a window seat, but the boy wandered away from the table, according to Officer S.R. Brown. The rotating floor shut off automatically when the boy was stuck.
“The Westin’s security staff and employees were able to dislodge the child,” Brown said. “However, the child sustained critical injuries and later died at the hospital.”