Peet’s to shut Oakland warehouse the place worker was killed in roof collapse

(KRON) — Peet’s Espresso has closed the Oakland warehouse the place an worker was killed in a roof collapse in March, it confirmed to KRON4. Peet’s distribution middle and warehouse operations will now be in Tracy, CA.

The person killed within the collapse was recognized as Martin Gonzalez, 57. He was a long-time Peet’s worker.

The power was situated on the 600 block of eighty fifth Avenue, simply south of the Oakland Coliseum. The Oakland Hearth Division stated it was a distribution for different espresso corporations along with Peet’s.

The collapse occurred at 3:13 a.m. on March 10. A Peet’s spokesperson stated a 30-by-30 part of the roof collapsed and killed Gonzalez.

“Because the tragedy at our Oakland warehouse in March, we had no selection however to judge a number of choices,” a Peet’s assertion learn partly. “It was clear that we might not be capable of return the ability on 85th Avenue to its earlier capability and that it might not meet our wants going ahead. For these causes, we’ve determined to maneuver our distribution middle and warehouse operations from Oakland to Tracy, CA. The choice was not made evenly.”

Every of the 110 workers that labored on the facility was given the choice to proceed working on the new location in Tracy. Up to now, practically 40 p.c of them have accepted that provide, in keeping with Peet’s.

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“It’s an understatement to say that this has been a troublesome time. We are able to’t say sufficient about how all our Peetniks got here collectively to assist one another and the corporate,” Peet’s stated.

Peet’s bases its company workplace out of Emeryville, and Alameda is the house of its roasting plant.

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