Woman Trapped in Pennsylvania Building Collapse for 10 Hours

One woman is trapped after a Pennsylvania building collapse occurred on July 12, 2017. The woman was reportedly trapped under a refrigerator that fell during the collapse. According to reports, the owner of the building has been cited for unsafe conditions in the past. Luckily, no one was killed in [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Glacier Camp Balcony Collapse Injures More Than 50 People

The collapse of the balcony of a second story building at a Presbyterian church camp sent dozens of people to Montana hospitals with injuries that ranged from mild to severe. It made headlines around the country, but dangerous balcony collapses happen more often than most people realize, sometimes resulting in [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Philadelphia Building Collapse Victim Awarded $95.6 Million

A Philadelphia building collapse victim who had both her legs amputated following the tragedy has been given $95.6 million of the $227 million settlement reached with survivors and family members of those killed in the building collapse. Mariya Plekan was the most seriously injured of the people who survived the [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Manslaughter Charges Filed in Brooklyn Building Collapse

Michael Weiss, the owner of Brooklyn-based RSBY NY Builders Inc. and Park Ave Builders Inc. has been charged with manslaughter and a variety of other offenses in connection to the death of one of his workers and the serious injury of two others after a 2015 Brooklyn building collapse. Prosecutors [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Construction Company Linked to Copper Lounge Building Collapse Fined

The construction company linked to the Copper Lounge building collapse that killed one person and trapped another is being fined nearly $100,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Hultgren Construction has reportedly been cited for almost 30 violations linked only to the collapse of the building itself. The company [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

West Oakland Building Fire Kills Four

A West Oakland building fire has killed four people, just months after the devastating Ghost Ship fire in the same city killed 36. Fire officials had cited the building involved in the West Oakland fire as having serious code violations, but action didn't come quickly enough for the four people [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Building Collapse News|

NAACP Fighting Against Center City Building Collapse Convictions

A little more than a month after a record settlement was announced for the 2013 Center City building collapse in Pennsylvania, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is asking District Attorney Seth Williams to consider reducing the sentences of the only two men criminally charged in [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Henderson County Building Collapse Kills One

A Henderson County building collapse has left one worker dead. The tragedy occurred on a construction site in North Carolina on Friday, February 10, 2017, at around 2:15 p.m. Although building collapses are relatively rare, such construction accidents do happen and can have devastating consequences. "Domino Effect" Caused Henderson County [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

$227 Million Center City Building Collapse Settlement Announced

A $227 million Center City building collapse settlement has been announced just days after a jury began hearing testimony in the damages portion of the structural failure lawsuit. Prior to this, the jury in the Philadelphia building collapse lawsuit found all defendants liable in the tragedy, which killed seven people [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Building Collapse News|

Center City Building Collapse Jury Finds All Defendants Guilty

A jury determining fault in the 2013 Center City building collapse returned with a verdict against all five defendants. The lawsuit was a contentious one, with accusations hurled that the plaintiffs were looking to cash in on the tragedy while the defendants pointed the blame at each other. The jury [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Building Collapse News|