Police ID victim in fatal Center City fire-escape collapse

Posted: January 15, 2014

POLICE YESTERDAY identified the victim of the weekend's fatal fire-escape collapse as Albert Suh.

Suh, 22, died when a portion of the escape gave way around midnight Saturday, causing him and two women attending a birthday party at a Center City apartment to fall more than 30 feet into an alleyway behind the John C. Bell building at 22nd and Locust streets.

Suh graduated from Penn State and was an analyst at J.P. Morgan, according to his LinkedIn page. Suh's family in Leonia, N.J., declined to comment yesterday.

The women, ages 25 and 26, suffered broken bones in their backs.

Department of Licenses & Inspections spokeswoman Rebecca Swanson said the building owner, Khorram Group, is cooperating in the investigation and has submitted an engineer's report on the stability of the remaining portion of the fire escape.

Khorram Group, which has not returned messages left by the Daily News, will be required to repair the escape. It remained unclear yesterday what caused the collapse.


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