8 Injured in Philadelphia Row House Collapse
At least 8 people have been hospitalized resulting from injuries sustained when three row buildings collapsed in South Philadelphia, June 29.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the collapse, but it has been confirmed that a contractor was working in the basement of the building that initially collapsed.
About the Philadelphia Building Collapse
“The first thing, what I heard was a loud explosion. My house shook, and I didn’t know whether to look outside or not look outside.” – Carol McKenna, witness, as published by the New York Daily News
- The building that initiated the chain of collapses was being worked on by a contractor at the time of the accident.
- Residents reported smelling natural gas leading to inquiries of whether a gas leak led to the incident.
- At least 8 people have been hospitalized including a baby and a teenager.
- The contractor is in critical condition after receiving burn injuries over 22 percent of his body.
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