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One Dead and One Injured after Oakland Warehouse Roof Collapse

One Dead and One Injured after Oakland Warehouse Roof Collapse

Oakland, CA – One man was killed, and another woman was injured after part of the roof at Peet’s Coffee distribution center collapsed on Friday, March 10, 2023. The collapse happened around 3:15 a.m. at the warehouse on 85th Ave near Railroad Ave.

According to reports, part of the roof collapsed onto the two employees, killing 58-year-old Martin Gonzalez, and injuring another woman. Both victims were employees of the warehouse. The injured woman was transported to the hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation, specifically if the storms or an excessive load on the roofing system, played a role in the collapse.

Roof Collapse Accidents

Roof and ceiling collapses result in hundreds of injuries each year across the United States. In this horrible accident, the victims and their families should hire an investigative team to review all aspects surrounding the collapse in order to preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:

  • Design, construction, and installation plans of the roof
  • If proper building codes and safety standards were in place
  • Structural integrity of the building and the roof
  • Roof maintenance and repair history
  • Any signs of water damage or mold in the ceilings
  • Modifications or renovations to the building that may have contributed to the collapse
  • Any environmental factors that may have played a role
  • Weight capacity of the roof
  • Roofing material and installation methods

Roof Collapse Attorneys

Our team of personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm have helped many victims and families of roof collapse accidents get the best result possible. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a roof or ceiling collapse, our experienced roof collapse attorneys are here to help you every step of the way.

The Barnes Firm: (800) 800-0000


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