Was Human Error Behind The Philadelphia Building Collapse

In the weeks following the fatal Philadelphia building collapse, many questions remain, including why buildings collapse in the first place and how they can be prevented. National Geographic recently explored these questions in an interview with a civil engineer at California Polytechnic State University. According to the civil engineer, it appears that the Philadelphia building […]

Questions Remain After Deadly Philadelphia Building Collapse

On Wednesday, two City Center buildings that were part of a demolition project collapsed, leaving six people dead and more than a dozen injured. In the wake of the tragic Philadelphia building collapse, the mayor said a full investigation will take place. Rescue workers were still searching through rubble at 22nd and Market Streets for survivors […]

New Report Reveals Surprising Change In Construction Accidents

Philadelphia residents may be dismayed by a newly released AFL-CIO report on workplace injuries and fatalities. The report was released around the same time as Workers’ Memorial Day, an international event honoring those killed due to workplace injuries. The report showed that overall, workplace fatalities rose in 2010. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that […]