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Philly wants tighter demolition rules amid deaths


September 26. 2013 10:42AM
Associated Press

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(AP) Philadelphia City Council members hope to make it tougher to get a demolition permit in the wake of a fatal building collapse.


To get a permit, private building owners currently don't have to file demolition plans, prove their workers are qualified or show their taxes are paid.


Council has held a series of hearings in the wake of a June 5 building collapse, when six people died inside a Salvation Army thrift store because of a demolition accident next door.


Because of a criminal grand jury investigation, legislators did not explore what went wrong at that site.


Councilman James Kenney says demolition contractor Griffin Campbell did not pay workers compensation or unemployment taxes, and did the job on the cheap.


His subcontractor is charged with involuntary manslaughter.


Associated Press


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