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Friday, February 7, 2014

Two Dead in Bernal Heights Industrial Accident This Morning

Posted By on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:10 PM

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Tragedy hit Bernal Heights this morning when two workers at an industrial building along Cortland Avenue died after heavy slabs of granite fell on them.

Emergency crews were called out to Galaxy Granite Inc., located at 1525 Cortland Ave., at about 10:15 a.m. where two workers had been inside a shipping container unloading granite slabs. At some point, the container filled with granite fell on them, trapping the two workers, said Mindy Talmadge, spokeswoman for the San Francisco Fire Department.

One of the employees was pronounced dead at the scene and the second man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died, Talmadge tells us.

The state's OSHA will be investigating the incident, Talmadge says.

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