Lawsuit Filed in Fire Escape Fatality

Claims the landlord was negligent.

The Daily News: “Relatives of a man killed and a woman seriously injured when a fire escape collapsed off a Center City apartment building two weeks ago have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the landlord was negligent and caused the collapse by not repairing the deteriorating fourth-floor balcony.”

“Albert Suh, 22, died and Laura O’Brien, 24, suffered a broken back, a leg wound that required 60 stitches to close and other serious injuries in the Jan. 12 collapse of the fire escape balcony that was attached to their apartment on 22nd Street near St. James in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.”

Landlord Alex Khorram and his company, the Khorram Group of Newtown Square, are named as defendants.

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.