Philadelphia City Council OKs Tougher Demolition Rules

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 8:31 PM EST) -- Legislation aimed at strengthening safety requirements for demolition work and mandating minimum training for both contractors and city inspectors passed the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday.

All five demolition bills, which came about as a response to the June 2013 building collapse in downtown Philadelphia that killed six and injured 13, passed in the council, according to the office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.

The legislation followed a 70-page report released in September by a special five-member city council committee, chaired by Jones, that outlined strategies...
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