Philly Building Collapse Liability To Hinge On Demo Plan

Law360, Philadelphia (June 6, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Litigation surrounding the Wednesday collapse of a four-story building in downtown Philadelphia that fell on a neighboring structure, resulting in six deaths, is likely to center on pre-demolition procedures employed by the general contractor, attorneys told Law360 on Thursday.

The building at 2136-2138 Market St. was undergoing demolition when it gave way Wednesday morning and collapsed on a neighboring Salvation Army store. As of Thursday afternoon, six deaths and 13 injuries had been recorded, but a spokesman for the Philadelphia Fire Department said recovery efforts were...
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