The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed nearly $400,000 in penalties for two companies involved in a botched building demolition that killed six people in Philadelphia. The fines, announced by OSHA, stem from the collapse of a large masonry wall onto a thrift shop. According to OSHA, Campbell Construction and S&R Contracting committed willful and serious breaches of standard demolition practices.
We wrote about this incident previously. As you may recall, the two companies were knocking down a vacant structure in June when an unsupported four-story wall crashed down onto the store, trapping shoppers. Violations include failure to demolish the building from the top down and leaving an unsupported wall more than one story high.
In a separate development, the contractor who oversaw the demotion has been charged with murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment by the local district attorney’s office.
Source: Claims Journal
Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fields marked *may be required for submission.
If you would like to subscribe to the Jere Beasley Report digital edition, simply visit our Subscriptions page and provide the necessary information or call us at 800-898-2034.
Attorney Advertising - Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.