Market Street Building Collapse
Shoppers and employees were killed when a building being demolished fell onto a Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market Streets.
Despite the plea for delay from the mother of a woman killed in the 2013 Market Street building collapse, the proposed charter change got City Council committee approval.
Attorney William Hobson, who represents demolition contractor Griffin Campbell, was fined $100 and cautioned about his future conduct.
While the report contains about three dozen recommendations for the city to consider going forward, the largest is splitting up L&I’s functions and placing more emphasis on safety and accountability.
Sources have confirmed that a task force report, created in the wake of last year’s fatal Market Street building collapse, recommends splitting Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspections into two separate entities.
A seventh death is being linked to a 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia that killed shoppers and workers inside a Salvation Army.
Tragedy can lead to legislative change. And that, in turn, can lead to politicians tripping over one another in the rush to claim credit.
The new rule comes in the wake of last year’s building collapse on Market Street that killed six people.
A judge sided with an earlier court ruling that the evidence shows the two defendants acted together in a risky manner, resulting in the death of six people.