Salvation Army, Building Owner Blamed In Philly Collapse Trial

By Matt Fair (January 31, 2017, 6:24 PM EST) -- A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday pinned blame on the Salvation Army and a property owner for a fatal demolition accident that saw a four-story wall collapse onto a neighboring thrift store operated by the charity.

The jury spent approximately four hours deliberating evidence presented during the four-month trial and found that building owner STB Holdings Corp. and the Salvation Army were largely to blame for the seven deaths and 12 injuries that resulted from the accident.

Pursuant to a gag order that has been in place since before the high-profile trial began in September, attorneys for the parties declined to comment...

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