Pa. Lawmaker Seeks To Toughen Demolition Standards

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker said Thursday that he intends to introduce legislation that will improve safety standards and better regulate the demolition industry in the wake of the June 5 collapse of a four-story building in Philadelphia that killed six people.

State Rep. Bill Keller, D-Philadelphia, said he plans to introduce a bill amending the Uniform Construction Code to toughen the safety standards for commercial building demolitions and to establish more stringent oversight of the industry by building code officials.

The proposed legislation seeks to fill in...
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