Back in 2014, two workers were killed by falling slabs of granite at 1525 Cortland, which at the time was a warehouse operated by a granite distributor called Galaxy Granite. (Three years later, the building is now home to Barebottle Brewery.)
This week, justice in the case was handed down as the owner of Galaxy Granite was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter. SF Gate reports:
The owner of a granite company in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood was sentenced today to one year of home detention and three years’ probation in the 2014 deaths of two workers who were crushed by falling slabs of granite.
Meng Peng, a Hillsborough resident, was sentenced after pleading guilty in January to two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and three labor code violations in connection with the deaths of two of his employees on Feb. 17, 2014.
Philip Marich, 53, of South San Francisco, and Hector Vazquez, 46, of Oakland, were removing large slabs of granite from a shipping container at Galaxy Granite at 1525 Cortland Ave. when slabs fell on them around 10:15 a.m.