As Collapse Victims Are Identified, The Mourning Begins
By Jericka Duncan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s a demolition that was not planned.
On Thursday, construction crews brought down the last of a Salvation Army Thrift store, where 14 people were injured and six people killed.
Thirty-six-year-old Kimberly Finnegan, an employee, was among those who perished. Friends say it was her first day on the job.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, fiancé and everyone else affected,” said Heather Sizemore, Finnegan’s friend, who visited the scene with flowers in hand.
A rescue worker took her closer to the site, which was roped off by police tape.
Saving lives is something 51-year-old Harold Corbin and his coworker, 46-year-old Jim Buggey, say they tried to do on Wednesday morning when the collapse happened at 22nd and Market Streets. The maintenance workers from a nearby building didn’t waste any time running to the scene.
You can see both in Chopper 3HD video, helping rescue workers lead victims to safety.
“It’s not a thing of heroics,” said Corbin. “I heard a lot of females, and your male instincts kick in, and you just go.”
Search and rescue crews have been going almost non-stop since the crash. They vow to continue their efforts throughout the day.