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.
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.
An architect involved in a fatal building demolition in Philadelphia is refusing to turn over documents sought by the Department of Labor.
From ergonomics to mold and other building toxins, OSHA regulates the working conditions that may harm workers.
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.
The attendants work for a firm call PrimeFlight, which is contracted by the airlines to provide help to travelers needing wheelchairs.
Restroom breaks are covered by both labor laws, which talk about the length, timing, and payment for breaks and occupational safety and health regulations.
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?
Emergency dispatchers say the accident happened at a construction site at 5th and Chestnut Streets just after 1 PM.