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Headlines: Is L&I Mismanaged? Plus, ANOTHER Collapse

As we reported, City Council hearings on the building collapse at 22nd and Market continued yesterday with a raft of testimony from former L&I personnel, […]

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Councilman Squilla: “The Information I Had Was From Being Down on the Scene”

Yesterday Councilman Mark Squilla told reporters that it was a lit cigarette that sparked the explosion at 428 Daly Street–a nugget of information traveled far […]

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[UPDATED]: Mayor & Co. Speak About South Philly Rowhome Explosion

To watch the news conference live, click here. Basic information announced: Incident occurred at 11:09 a.m. Determined: due to natural gas Area deemed under control […]

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South Philly Rowhome Collapse: “[We] Made Every Mistake in the Book”

The home at 428 Daly Street that exploded yesterday mid-morning was owned by SCK Investments, a new investment team of Steve Finney and his daughter, […]

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Rappaport Heirs to Building Collapse Victims: Get In Line

It has been nearly two months since the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market streets. Victims and families of the deceased have been lining […]

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Morning Headlines: Rowhome Explosion and Collapse Update

For prior coverage of the South Philadelphia rowhome explosion and collapse, go here. The latest news on the home that exploded yesterday, 428 Daly Street, […]

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VIDEO: South Philly Building Collapse/Possible Explosion

Witnesses have described an explosion just before the collapse of two three row homes in South Philadelphia on the 400 block of Daly Street this […]

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UPDATE: Breaking: South Philly Rowhomes Collapse; 8 Injured

Three Philly rowhomes homes have collapsed–one completely, and two others in part. A contractor was working on the basement of 428 Daly Street when an […]

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Building Excavator’s Wife Says Husband Has Been Made “Scapegoat”

43-year-old Sean Benschop, the excavator in charge of demolishing 2136-38 Market St, has been in jail on $1.5 million bail ever since the June building […]

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City Responds to Critics, Releases Lots of Building Collapse Documents

The Nutter administration, under fire in the last few weeks for its lack of transparency regarding the Market Street building collapse, is making a move […]

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How Lax Are Philadelphia’s Demolition Processes?

The demolition industry in Philadelphia is an “open field” of contractors, some good but some sloppy, overseen by a system of self-policing, according to expert […]

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Damning Building Collapse Emails Reveal…Well, Everyone’s to Blame

Sunday’s Inquirer featured a long, investigative tick-tock of previously unreleased emails and correspondence between two central players in the Market Street building collapse: Demolition contractor […]

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Morning Headlines: City Was Warned of Danger at Building Collapse Site

• Demolition continued at collapse site despite worries about danger [Inquirer] • Merion Golf Club still basking in afterglow, recuperating month after hosting 2013 U.S. […]

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Partial Collapse Reported at Temple Building Under Construction

A building under construction on Temple’s campus at 11th and Pollett has partially collapsed. It’s a big one. At least one worker was injured and […]

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Breaking: Temple Construction Site Collapse [UPDATED]

Emergency vehicles are at the scene at 12th and Berks, where part of a building under construction, the Science Education Research Center, has fallen in. […]