Demolition to Begin at Fatal Philly Building Collapse Site
A new contractor is preparing to begin demolition work at the site of a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people.
Geppert Bros. says it’s in talks with the site’s owners about clearing away the remaining rubble at the downtown site of the June 5 collapse. A spokeswoman for the company, Mary Pat Geppert, says about three to four weeks of demolition work remain.
A message left with the company by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.
The collapse killed six people inside an adjacent thrift shop. A subcontractor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after investigators say he was operating an excavator while high on drugs.
The city’s top prosecutor has convened a grand jury to investigate whether anyone else should face criminal charges.
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