June 21, 1999 |
The state Superior Court apparently thinks that an elevator mechanic got the shaft last year. So last week, it reinstated a $1.8 million verdict that Joann Mammoccio had won from a jury in her suit against the operators of a Center City office building. After delayed damages are calculated, Mammoccio should receive a total of $2.4 million. A lower court judge had overturned the decision and granted a new trial to the partnership that operates the facility at 1818 Market St. The jury found the partnership negligent for failing to correct a known problem with a ladder that was too close to the wall of the elevator shaft.
September 29, 2013 |
NUMEROUS Philly firefighters were in the unusual position yesterday of having to douse furious flames at their own building. An ambulance inexplicably caught fire inside the headquarters for Ladder 2, at 4th and Arch streets, shortly after 11:30 a.m., filling the Old City firehouse with a blanket of black smoke. "It's not something that you see often," said Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers. Two medics called for help after trying unsuccessfully to put out the fire, which appeared to have started in the engine, with an extinguisher, Ayers said.
February 5, 1996 |
Fourteen West Chester residents were left homeless by a fire in a seven-apartment building at 121 W. Miner St. The blaze began about 4 p.m. yesterday in the building, a converted town mansion of the 1840s. An aerial ladder company works on the fire, which borough police are investigating.
November 30, 1995 |
Santa meets up with Mrs. Claus at the Market Street Strawbridge & Clothier in Center City yesterday as part of the multievent Christmas light program, sponsored by the city. Here, Santa waves to the crowd below as he climbs a ladder to greet his bride.
February 2, 1994 |
Mayor Rendell greets Fire Department officers outside a viewing for John J. Redmond, one of two firefighters who died in the blaze last Friday at Rising Sun Baptist Church in South Philadelphia. Also killed was Vencent Acey, 42, of Rescue 1. A funeral for Acey will be tomorrow. Redmond, 41, was assigned to Ladder 11. He will be buried today.
September 18, 1990 |
Cameron Wilson, the one on the left, perches on a ladder to polish the statue of John Wanamaker, the one-time prominent leading citizen of Philadelphia and founding father of the department store that bears his name. The statue is outside City Hall just across from the famous store.
April 19, 1989 |
There's nothing to be alarmed about at the moment, so firefighter Bud Landis and Sparkey, the ever-faithful Dalmatian, take a breather before the action gets hot and heavy again. Both of these smoke eaters are attached to Ladder 2 Company at 4th and Arch streets.