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(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

City of Phila. Partners With OSHA To Improve Workplace Safety

Since the deadly demolition site building collapse in center city one year ago, the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been working more closely with federal workplace safety officials.

06/05/2014

(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

OSHA Cites Demolition Contractor and Equipment Operator in Deadly Center City Building Collapse

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.

11/14/2013

(credit: CBS 3)

Philadelphia Architect Fights Subpoena In Fatal Building Collapse

An architect involved in a fatal building demolition in Philadelphia is refusing to turn over documents sought by the Department of Labor.

10/15/2013

(File photo.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Government Agency Regulates Workplace Safety

From ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.

06/14/2013

(Kenneth Edelin is the attorney for Griffin Campbell, the demolition contractor at 2136 Market Street in Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Attorney For Demolition Contractor Says Deadly Collapse Was Not His Client’s Fault

Kenneth Edelin notes that contractor Griffin Campbell was on site when the 40-foot wall collapsed onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store, killing six people and injuring more than a dozen others.

06/11/2013

(PrimeFlight employee Nikisha Watson and fellow workers call for safety mesasures at Philadelphia International Airport.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Wheelchair Aides at PHL Airport Demand Workplace Improvements

The attendants work for a firm call PrimeFlight, which is contracted by the airlines to provide help to travelers needing wheelchairs.

05/06/2013

The Law About Bathroom Breaks At Work

Restroom breaks are covered by both labor laws, which talk about the length, timing, and payment for breaks and occupational safety and health regulations.

12/05/2012

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Top Of The Eighth, Almost Midnight, Safety Expert Says It’s Time For Bed

Could staying up late (like so many did last night to watch the Phillies clobber the Rockies) jeopardize safety at the work place the next day?

08/03/2011

(The Lafayette Building, being renovated at 5th and Chestnut Streets in Old City.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

3 Workers Injured At Independence Mall Construction Site

Emergency dispatchers say the accident happened at a construction site at 5th and Chestnut Streets just after 1 PM.

07/28/2011

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