Fire Chief Meets Woman He Discovered In Center City Building CollapseOn this second anniversary of the collapse of the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 22nd and Market, a miracle survivor met her rescuer.
Trapped For 13 Hours, Building Collapse Survivor Shares Her Story Nearly One Year Later“I never felt so scared, bricks on me, I couldn’t breathe,” Plekan explained from a wheelchair at a West Philadelphia Rehabilitation Center.
Deposition of Woman Crippled In Center City Building Collapse Is RevealedMariya Plekan, 52, was buried in the rubble of the collapse for hours, never losing consciousness, and later had half her body amputated.
Judge Allows Attorneys' Factfinding To Begin in Market Street Building Collapse CaseThe ongoing grand jury investigation of the building collapse complicates the ability of attorneys in the numerous civil suits to begin what is called "discovery."
Woman Trapped For 13 Hours In Collapsed Building Loses Her LegsPulled from the rubble of the collapsed building where six others had already been found dead, 52-year-old Mariya Plekan told her attorney she was amazed that she had survived.