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|

Families Seek Answers After Deadly Maryland Apartment Fire

At least seven people were killed and dozens of others were injured on the night of August 10, 2016 when a suburban Washington D.C. apartment complex exploded, sparking a massive fire that continued to smolder until the next morning. The Silver Spring, Maryland apartment fire was initially reported at around 11:52 p.m. on [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Building Collapse News|

Seattle Gas Explosion Injures Nine Firefighters, Destroys Buildings

A natural gas explosion in the Seattle neighborhood of Greenwood left nine firefighters hospitalized early Wednesday morning. The Seattle gas explosion was reported at around 1:40 a.m. near Greenwood Avenue North and North 85th Street. Thus far, there have been no deaths reported in the Seattle gas explosion, though search and [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Building Collapse News|

Tribeca Crane Collapse Kills One, at Least Three Others Seriously Injured

A man getting out of his car was killed and at least three other people were injured on Friday morning when a construction crane collapsed onto a busy street in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Emergency crews responded to the Tribeca crane collapse at around 8:24 a.m. near 40 Worth [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Building Collapse News|

Convicted Contractor in Philadelphia Building Collapse Faces Deposition in Civil Suit

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The general contractor found guilty for his role in a fatal 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia will face a deposition for an upcoming civil trial, set for September of 2016. The civil trial consolidates 20 lawsuits where plaintiffs are suing 18 entities and people, including recently convicted general contractor [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Building Collapse News|

Three Building Collapses Over Summer

Over the summer there have been several high-profile building collapses across the country. Unfortunately, these collapses are becoming commonplace as our buildings continue to age without reconstructive efforts or proper inspections taking place to offset the effects of time. Our firm’s attorneys have witnessed the same problems time after time. People [...]

By | August 1st, 2015|Building Collapse News|