Cupertino quarry reopens after shooting spree

Police surround the entrance of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Company in Cupertino, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Authorities say a disgruntled employee opened fire at a meeting, killing two people and wounding six others. Santa Clara County Sheriff's spokesman Jose Cardoza said the shooting at Lehigh Southwest Cement Company occurred around 4 a.m. Wednesday. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
October 11, 2011 6:22:12 AM PDT
A limestone quarry in Cupertino is open again, for the first time since three employees were killed and six more were injured in an employee shooting spree.

A statement from the Texas-based company that owns the Lehigh Southwest cement plant says the plant is once again open and hopes to be fully operational within a week.

Last Wednesday a truck driver at the plant -- Shareef Allman -- went on a shooting rampage after complaining of racial discrimination. He was ultimately shot to death the following day in Sunnyvale, by Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies.

Local 287 has set up a trust fund for the Cupertino quarry victims and their families at United Labor Bank (2550 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95131-1038) under the name Teamsters Local 287/Lehigh Hanson Victims Fund.

Anyone wanting to donate can send donations to any United Labor Bank or to Teamsters Local 287, 1452 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112.


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