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3 People Seriously Injured When Building Façade Falls in Philadelphia

Posted on Aug 11, 2011

August 11, 2011 - Lafayette, Pa - Three workers at a construction site were injured on Thursday, around 1 p.m., when a piece of the Lafayette Building detached and landed on one of them, according to Philly.com.

The workers were taken to the hospital after a chunk of the building, which is on South Fifth and Ranstead Streets, broke off and fell 10 stories. The piece of concrete that fell was larger than the size of the group of workers standing nearby.

Fire officials said the façade landed on 1 worker and injured another.  The 3rd construction worker in the accident suffered a heart attack.

Intech Construction, the company overseeing the construction project at the building, has yet to release any information or make any statements regarding the accident.

Later Thursday afternoon, city inspectors examined the building and declared it safe. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the accident. It must release its findings within 6 months, according to federal regulations.

Occasionally, our firm will publish news stories about serious or fatal accidents in our coverage area in order to raise awareness about the types of construction, slip and fall, and premises liability accidents that occur.

If you or a loved one has been named in this blog and you would like for us to remove the posting, please contact us and we will accommodate your request.

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