Workers who were demoing a building in Brewerytown in Philadelphia PA had a devastating end to their work day.
Earlier this afternoon the back end of the building they were working in collapsed, trapping two men. One of the men was able to free himself, sadly, the other has passed away.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries lists the construction industry as having the highest work-related fatality rate in the United States. Unfortunately, construction accidents don’t just harm the workers, in some cases these accidents can harm innocent bystanders or neighboring occupied buildings.
Today’s tragic accident occurred almost five years to the day of when a building undergoing demolition collapsed onto the neighboring Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market streets in Center City Philadelphia. Six people died and fourteen others were injured.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries, or lost their life, as a result of a construction accident, such as the tragic incident that happened in Brewerytown today, our attorneys are available to talk, at no cost. Call 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation.