November 15, 2013 |
THREE BILLS tightening up the way demolition projects are carried out in the city passed through committee and are headed for a vote next week before City Council. The bills help implement Occupational Safety and Health Administration training standards and mandate annual continuing education for demolition workers at construction sites. The legislation stems from the June collapse of a building under demolition at 22nd and Market streets onto an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store, killing six people.
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.
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.
May 24, 2013
Five arrested in jewel heist BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Five people have been arrested in the robbery of $4 million in jewelry from a Connecticut store in an elaborate heist that began with the kidnapping of store employees more than 40 miles away. Federal prosecutors say the five face kidnapping and robbery charges. Police said masked men broke into an apartment in Meriden on April 11 and bound and gagged four people, including the manager and another employee of a Lenox Jewelry store in Fairfield.
March 13, 2013
IF YOU ever hear me say I work for fun, that's a lie. I work because lazy husbands come home to Dear John letters and empty houses. The husband's clothing is usually still there when the family leaves. It's just outside on the sidewalk, and it's been doused with gasoline. I work to avoid that fate, and while I like fun as much as the next guy, there's a limit to what I'll do for enjoyment, because frankly, I don't have time for foolishness. In fact, most of the people I know don't have time for it either.
October 31, 2012 |
9:49 p.m. Gov. Corbett said he plans to tour parts Pennsylvania damaged by Sandy but didn't say where or when. He said more than a million people in the state still lacked power and three hospitals in eastern Pennsylvania were relying on generators. Five deaths so far have been blamed on the storm. Overall, he said, even with the storm still zigzagging across the state, the recovery has gone faster than expected. "We are breathing somewhat a sigh of relief. I'll be breathing a bigger sigh of relief when power is back on. " - Amy Worden 7:53 p.m. Gov. Christie tonight said fresh water is precious and should be used primarily for drinking and food preparation and not other things.
August 26, 2012 |
A 39-YEAR-OLD construction worker slipped from the roof of a Thomas Jefferson University Hospital building at 10th and Samson streets Friday morning and fell eight stories to his death, police said. Police said the man, whose name has not been released, was working on the roof when he fell. He was pronounced at the scene at 10:25 a.m. A spokesman for the Medical Examiner's Office, Jeff Moran, said an examination as to the cause of death would be performed Saturday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration had begun an investigation into the deadly fall.
May 2, 2012
POLICE SAID a construction worker fell from scaffolding at a construction site in the city's Fairmount section Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead about 1:45 p.m. Authorities said the 30-year-old unidentified Hispanic male came in contact with a live wire and fell to the ground while working on the third floor of a building under construction at 20th and Parrish streets. A police spokeswoman said the exact cause of death was under investigation. A spokesman for the Medical Examiner's Office could not be reached for comment.