May 23, 2011
As weddings go, the Northern Liberties affair was somewhat atypical, what with the presence of saws and sanders, and the stockpiles of salvaged lumber. But this union, consecrated on a handmade stage built of railroad ties and bowling alley sections, was nevertheless emotional - no doubt most so for Brendan Isaac Jones. On that day last month, Jones watched his baby be joined with another - or, rather, with others. Greensaw Design & Build L.L.C., Jones' small construction business on North Fourth Street, became a worker-owned cooperative.
July 24, 1997 |
We continue to march militantly in the wrong direction - due, as ever, to the insane system of campaign financing we allow to persist. Here's the latest move by corporate America to make our lives more miserable. There's a stinky little hickey in the tax bill passed by the House of Representatives that would make it much, much easier for companies to reclassify their employees as independent contractors. And independent contractors, of course, do not get health insurance, pension benefits or unemployment insurance.
June 30, 2010
A Comcast employee working in Delaware County came in contact with a live wire Tuesday afternoon and was electrocuted. According to police, the man was on a ladder in the 2100 block of Sproul Road in Marple Township when the accident occurred. Neighbors saw the accident and called police just after 2:30 p.m. Police did not release the victim's name pending notification of relatives. - Mari A. Schaefer
August 2, 1988 |
The construction worker who was electrocuted yesterday morning while working at a West Philadelphia site was trying to chain a concrete barrier to a crane when the crane hit a 13,000-volt Amtrak line. Francis Popovich, 33, of Audubon, Montgomery County, an employee of Buckley & Co., and a co-worker, Anthony Arcuri, were working at 38th and Pennsgrove streets when the accident occurred. Police said the two reported to work about 7 a.m. and began to move a pile of concrete barriers that were stacked in a corner.
May 28, 2007 |
A worker at a metal-plating plant in Chester County died yesterday from burns suffered in a boiler explosion Saturday night that critically injured two coworkers. The three men were working about 9:45 p.m. in the melt shop at Mittal Steel in South Coatesville when the boiler exploded. Two men were flown to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where one later died and the other was in critical condition, a nursing supervisor said last night. The third worker, identified by family as 38-year-old William Solen Jr., was airlifted to Temple University Medical Center, where he was in critical condition yesterday, his mother, Janice Solen, said.
August 29, 1995 |
First, she taunted Pamela Hanible. She cut pictures of her children to ribbons with a razor and put razor blades in her spare shoes, Hanible's relatives said. Then, she escalated her harassment into a confrontation that ended with Caroline Guy slapping Hanible at work. Two weeks ago, Guy began asking people where she could buy a gun so she could kill Hanible. Last week, Hanible told her family that Guy was going to kill her. Yesterday, she did, police said. They said Guy shot and killed Hanible as she came to work at Van Leer Corp.
July 19, 2011 |
"THERE ARE times in our lives when we come across angels. Angels that God almost strategically placed in our lives to be our guiding light and our voice of reason when our days seem cloudy. I have grown to believe that my great-grandmother is all of the above and much more. " This touching tribute to her great-grandmother was written by Morgan Martin in April as a class assignment at Virginia State University, where Morgan attends. "She has been blessed with a gift that enables her to warm any heart and soul and brighten up any day," Morgan wrote.
May 8, 2011 |
A 28-year-old Philadelphia man hired to clean up a vacant communications building in Chester County died yesterday from apparent overexposure to a chemical in the cooling system, state police said. Wayne J. Edeline Jr., co-owner of a debris-removal company contracted to work at the facility on Valley Hill Road in Charlestown Township, was one of four crewmembers at the site yesterday. They had been removing mechanical equipment and scrap material there for a week, authorities said.
September 26, 2011 |
A CATERING WORKER at the National Constitution Center did not promote the general welfare of others when he practiced his right to bear arms and stabbed a co-worker in the leg early yesterday morning, police said. The assailant, whose identity was not released yesterday, fled but turned himself in during the afternoon, police said. He is expected to enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial. The assault is the second bizarre incident this week at the center, which is on Independence Mall and claims on its website "to bring the U.S. Constitution to life" for visitors.