December 6, 2013 |
A Philadelphia construction worker is in critical condition after touching unprotected electric lines at what city officials said was an illegal construction site in the fast-changing neighborhood west of Temple University. Doctors were treating Rashir Cromwell, 35, on Wednesday in the burn unit at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Cromwell also fractured his back. The bricklayer "fell from the roof" at 1806 W. Montgomery Ave. on Tuesday morning, city police spokeswoman Tanya Little said.
December 27, 1990 |
A crane at the Marriott Hotel construction site in West Conshohocken yesterday collapsed onto a smaller crane, causing it to fall on a parked truck, police said. The larger crane landed across a set of Conrail freight lines. No injuries were reported. A Conrail spokesman said that the crane blocked the two rail lines but that there were no delays in service because rail traffic the day after Christmas is normally light. The accident occurred about 8 a.m. at the intersection of Front and Fayette Streets, West Conshohocken Police Officer John Bianchini said.
January 15, 1986 |
Items ranging in size from a two-by-four to an earthmover valued at $80,000 might disappear from a construction site in South Jersey on any given day. Such thefts have been particularly prevalent in Mount Laurel, Voorhees and Evesham Townships, where much of Camden County's new construction has been taking place. In Mount Laurel alone, there were 39 reported thefts from new building sites between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31 last year, according to police statistics. Police were unable to provide a figure for the total value of the items stolen.
October 26, 1989 |
Members of a carpenters' union picketed the construction site of a controversial apartment complex in Cheltenham earlier this week, although a court injunction later limited their numbers. About 15 members of the Metropolitan District Council of Carpenters picketed Monday and Tuesday morning at New Second Street and Ashbourne Road to protest a subcontractor's use of nonunion carpenters on the job. The developer, Trammel Crow Co., based in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Trevose, sought and was granted the injunction Tuesday afternoon.
January 17, 2013 |
Two union protesters who were charged with assault last summer at the Goldtex construction site have entered a diversionary court program through which their arrests could eventually be expunged. The men were each ordered to perform 18 hours of community service, and each to pay a fine and court costs of $200.50, records show. A follow-up hearing to Tuesday's sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 19. The men, Ryan P. Stewart, 29, of Philadelphia, and Philip J. Garraty, 58, of West Grove, Chester County, were charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and conspiracy simple assault.
June 21, 2013 |
A CONSTRUCTION worker and fireman were seriously injured in a construction accident yesterday. Police received a call at 12:44 p.m. that a 52-year-old worker had fallen 30 feet from the steel frame of a building being built at 19th and Arch streets. The worker was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said. Jay Schneider, 36, a maintenance worker working on the roof of Russell Byers Charter School across the street from the accident, heard sirens and filmed the incident on his cellphone.
January 25, 2001 |
The archaeological excavations in advance of the construction of the National Constitution Center for the last several months have uncovered an extraordinary record of colonial and early-republic Philadelphia. Recent newspaper and television coverage has finally alerted residents in the Philadelphia region to this important project. By not opening the site to visitors, however, the National Constitution Center and the National Park Service have lost a wonderful opportunity to educate the public about the early history of Philadelphia - and about the value of archaeology in unearthing this history.
July 13, 2013 |
A section of floor of a building under construction at Temple University buckled Thursday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital with unspecified injuries that were described as not life-threatening. "I heard the rattling. I thought it was a car accident," said Temple junior Maria Macri, 21, who was leaving class in a nearby building when the steel beam tumbled. "I could see smoke coming up, and debris. " The structure at 12th Street and Polett Walk is currently a six-story skeleton.
August 30, 2013 |
Daquan Crump, the 19-year-old who was shot 10 times in the head and face and then left in a Northeast Philadelphia construction site nearly two weeks ago, was killed by a childhood friend over $60, the proceeds of a stolen PlayStation 3 video-game system, police said Wednesday. "In their mind, this is worth a human life," Homicide Capt. James Clark said at a news conference announcing the arrest of 18-year-old Malik Anderson. "Because I didn't get a cut of a $60 profit from a used PlayStation game, I'm going to stand over top and shoot a kid that I've been friends with since I was 10, 11 years old," Clark said.
July 27, 2012 |
It was a bit quieter this week at the Goldtex Building construction site after two men were charged with simple assault and other charges related to a beating of a subcontractor on July 12. "Ever since your story came out [this] week, since the arrests, it's been a lot calmer," Michael Pestronk, one of the two brothers developing the Goldtex, told the Daily News Friday. Last Saturday, union protester Ryan Stewart, of Philadelphia, was arrested at his home, and another protester, Philip Garraty, of West Grove, Pa., turned himself in Monday on an arrest warrant.