Philip Marich, Hector Vazquez Identified as Workers Killed by Falling Granite

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Medical authorities have identified the two workers who were killed Friday in an industrial accident as Philip Marich, 53, of South San Francisco, and Hector Vazquez, 46, of Oakland.

On Friday at about 10:15 a.m., Marich and Vazquez were unloading granite slabs from a shipping container at Galaxy Granite, Inc. along Cortland Ave. when the granite fell on them, trapping the two workers.

Marich was pronounced dead at the scene and Vazquez was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died, according to the Examiner.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the accident, a Cal/OSHA spokeswoman said.

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