Market Street Collapse

(Mayor Nutter discusses some of the recommendations of his blue ribbon panel report on the future of the Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of the fatal collapse of a building onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 22nd and Market Streets in July 2013.  Members of the panel stand with the mayor.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Report Blames City For Failing To Heed Warnings Before Deadly Market St. Building Collapse

A report by the Mayor’s Special Independent Advisory Commission found the deadly June 5, 2013 building collapse that killed six and injured 14 was “a symptom of larger, long-standing problems” with the City’s Department of Licenses and Inspections.

09/25/2014

file photo (credit: Chopper 3 HD)

City Council Passes Laws Aimed At Making Demolitions Safer Following Deadly Market Street Collapse

With little fanfare, City Council this past week gave final passage to a package of laws aimed at making demolitions in Philadelphia safer. The legislation was the result of last summer’s Market Street collapse that killed six.

02/09/2014

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