A $227 million settlement has reportedly been reached in the 2013 Center City collapse that left seven dead and 12 injured after a partially demolished building fell and crushed a Salvation Army store. Read more »
Starting this morning, a judge and teams of lawyers will begin to winnow a pool of potential jurors in the Salvation Army building collapse case.
The 12 people who are eventually chosen will help decide who will compensate the six victims and 13 survivors of the June 5, 2013, incident, in which a brick wall under demolition crashed through the roof of the Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market streets. Read more »
Politicians looove appointing commissions that issue recommendations. And they often seem to equally love letting those recommendations collect dust on a bookshelf somewhere. Read more »
Michael Nutter may have to take the stand in a murder case, if defense lawyers have their way.
Philadelphia’s mayor is one of more than 50 potential witnesses lawyers for two men charged in last year’s building collapse at 22nd and Market submitted to the court. Seven were killed and 13 hurt in the collapse of a building under demolition.
The defense lawyers, William D. Hobson and Daine A. Grey Jr., told the Inquirer the mayor and his aides were relevant witnesses because they were involved in the investigation and redevelopment plan for the 22nd and Market site.
For Pete’s Sake had been in the midst of an expansion recently. The bar at Front and Christian had been working to expand to a second floor. On Tuesday afternoon, the Queen Village bar suffered a partial collapse. Luckily no one was injured, but that doesn’t mean lives weren’t impacted.
This Saturday, August 22nd at 6 p.m., Old Swede’s Church is hosting a fundraiser that will help offset any employee and staff hardship during For Pete’s Sake’s closure. Admission is just a donation and there will be food and drink plus music from Sweetbrier Rose, North Lawrence Midnight Singers and Paul Fejko.
The Daily News’ William Bender is back on the house collapse beat in Tuesday’s Daily News, reporting on a house collapse at 61st Street and Glenmore Avenue in Southwest Philly. One home collapsed Sunday night, displacing five. L&I inspected the block, and deemed 16 more homes unsafe.
Fortunately, no one was hurt in the collapse. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be easy to find the owner:
NBC 10 reports a rowhome in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia has collapsed, injuring at least two people.
The house on the 3000 block of Diamond Street was under demolition, the station reports. NBC 10 said it spotted two injured people receiving treatment from its news chopper. Action News reports the collapse happened about 10:40 a.m.