- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The owner of a San Francisco granite company has been charged in connection to the deaths of two workers who were crushed by a large slab of granite while on the job.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/29UeKxg ) that 66-year-old Meng Peng, owner of Galaxy Granite, Inc., was charged Thursday with two counts of felony involuntary manslaughter.

Peng and his employees 46-year-old Hector Vazquez, of Oakland, and 53-year-old Philip Marich , of South San Francisco, were unloading the slab from a container truck on Feb. 7, 2014, when it fell and killed Marich and Vazquez.

Peng has also been charged with three labor code violations for failing to assess the hazards of moving the granite, along with failing to properly train his employees.

Peng is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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