Workers Killed By Fallen Granite Slab

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Granite Slab Kills Two Workers

On February 07, 2014 at 11: 59 in the morning, two workers were sadly killed when some granite slabs fell on them. According to the Fire Department Spokeswoman, the workers were working in a shipping container in the San Francisco Bernal Heights neighborhood. Mindy Talmadge, the fire spokeswoman, said that the accident was reported at ten sixteen that morning at the 1525 Cortland Avenue.

Mindy stated that after the slabs had fell on the workers, they were both extricated from the shipping container. One of the workers was pronounced dead at the scene. The other worker was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was then pronounced dead as well.

The California OSHA spokeswoman, Kathleen Hennessy stated that the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health had sent inspectors to the scene of the accident. Kathleen also said that the incident involved the workers at the Galaxy Granite Inc.

The two men in the accident has been identified as forty-six year old Hector Vazquez and fifty-three year old Philip Marich.  Meng Peng who is the owner of Galaxy Granite stated that he was in the container at the time of the accident.

Meng Peng talks about the Fallen Granite

earlier one of the victims insisted that he could handle the slab on his own just before the load toppled over and trapped the men.

Mr. Peng also said he was pretty close with the men, they were among his best workers. He also said that they were like his brothers and this tragic accident is breaking his heart.

Galaxy Granite has been in the business since 1999. It also has not previous workplace safety violations. The OSHA investigations will be expected to complete within six months.

Daniel A. Gibalevich

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