Construction has started on a $28.5 million Placer County coroner’s office and morgue in Roseville. Roebbelen Contracting Inc. was selected as the top-ranked firm for the project after three teams presented proposals last November.
The current, “antiquated” facility was built in the 1940s as a hospital that housed wounded soldiers during the war, Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell told the Sacramento Bee. The building wasn’t made to “handle computers and copy machines and all the electronics we have in an office now a days,” he said.
“The doctors don’t complain, they do their job day in day out,” Clark said. “We have two of the best pathologists in the state of California (and) the conditions they work in, it’s not the setting for their quality of work.”
The new 20,000 sq. ft coroners office will include an 1,800-sq. ft. autopsy complex with five autopsy stations, an observation platform to view the autopsy and decomposition areas, a Lodox full body X-ray machine and a larger morgue
The building is at 10820 Justice Center Dr.,near the Placer Superior Court.