UPDATED: Falling Granite Kills Two Workers at Cortland Industrial Workshop

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Lots of questions from Bernalwood readers about all the helicopters over the neighborhood right now. KCBS reports there’s been a fatal accident at the Cortland workshop of CGI Granite:

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – One person was killed and another was injured in an industrial accident in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Friday morning, a fire dispatcher said.

The accident was reported at 10:16 a.m. at 1525 Cortland Ave., where granite slabs fell on top of two employees, according to the fire department.

One of the two victims was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with traumatic injuries, fire officials said.

This post will be updated as additional information becomes available.

UPDATE 1 pm, 7 February: The second worker involved in the accident has died as well. KTVU has a photo of the accident site, and additional details:

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Two workers were fatally injured by granite slabs that fell on them as they worked in a shipping container in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood Friday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The accident was reported at 10:16 a.m. at 1525 Cortland Ave., fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

After the slabs fell on them, they were both extricated from the shipping container. One of the workers was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and was pronounced dead there, Talmadge said.

KTVU also has a video report from the scene.

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11 thoughts on “UPDATED: Falling Granite Kills Two Workers at Cortland Industrial Workshop

  1. I was just going to inquire, with Todd, and some local lists. Sorry to hear the news. Second Ben’s comment. And just grateful, once again, for the community service Bernalwood provides us all. Thanks, Todd.

  2. Tragic. Thank you for the update. I always get nervous when the helicopters start hovering. It’s rarely anything good, if ever.

  3. Tragic. My heart goes out to their friends, families, and coworkers =(

    I guess the helicopter flying over Bernal this morning was related to this? I had a bad feeling about it.

  4. Pingback: Victims Identified, Owner Devastated in Aftermath of Fatal Accident on Cortland | Bernalwood

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