Posts Tagged 'Philadelphia'

Philadelphia Joins Growing List of Governments Suing Over Opioid Crisis

philadelphia sues opioid makers over crisisPhiladelphia may be the sixth largest city in the nation, but it has the highest opioid overdose rate of all large cities in the United States. And, earlier this month, it took action against several companies for their roles in fueling what it believes has become a “public health nightmare.”

In a 160-page lawsuit filed in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, the City accuses a number of opioid manufacturers ...

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Health Isn’t Always About Healthcare

the skyline of philadelphiaAs a part of the community in Philadelphia, the east coast team of Lopez McHugh is always interested in seeing what’s happening around us. Philly has been in the national spotlight a few times this year and our standing as a city and as a place to live, work, and play has been elevated by a number of high profile events and listings.

We’re among the top places in the country for shopping. We’ve ...

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Bail set at $1.5M for equipment operator in building collapse

A Common Pleas judge has set the bail for a heavy equipment operator charged in a deadly Philadelphia building collapse at $1.5 million, NBC News reports.

During a demolition project, a four-story brick wall at 22nd and Market streets fell into an adjoining Salvation Army store on June 5. Six people were killed and 14 were injured.

Sean Benschop, a.k.a. Kary Roberts, was operating an excavator on the site at the time of ...

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Inspectors ignored complaints at building collapse site

For three weeks, Philadelphia city inspectors failed to look into reports of shoddy demolition work at the site of a deadly building collapse, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

A four-story brick wall at 22nd and Market streets fell into an adjoining Salvation Army store on June 5, killing six people and injuring 14.

The Griffin Campbell Construction Co., the company carrying out the project, ignored Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that required ...

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Building collapse kills at least 6, injures 13 in Philadelphia

A building slated for demolition collapsed in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday. As of June 6, six people were reported dead and 13 were reported injured, according to CNN.

Though the technical investigation into the cause is ongoing, those with intimate knowledge of the structure and its condition are less than surprised, the Washington Post reported.

Witness reports are damning. One witness related: “For weeks they’ve been standing on the edge, knocking bricks off. You could just see it was ready to ...

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