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.
Mayor Nutter says the Salvation Army has offered to donate the site of last year’s collapse, at 22nd and Market Streets, for a memorial to the six people killed.
Within days of the collapse, Mayor Nutter announced new restrictions on how contractors in Philadelphia obtain demolition permits.
Testifying was Nancy Winkler, the city treasurer, and her husband, whose daughter Anne and five others died last June when a building demolition at 22nd and Market Streets went awry.
A new OSHA report a report pins much of the responsibility on demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy equipment operator Sean Benschop. The building’s owner and the Salvation Army are not mentioned.
The mother of one of those killed in last June’s building collapse on Market Street has launched an online petition for the creation of a memorial park at the site.
A memorial service was held Sunday night for 24-year-old Anne Bryan, who was among the six people who died last week in a building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets.
“Various items, including rope and some candy wrappers were found down her throat, and she was suffocated,” says McEwan family attorney Nancy Winkler.