People don’t go to work thinking they might be injured on the job. This thought clearly wasn’t on the minds of the workers at a four-story building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when it collapsed into a pile of bricks and wood. Unfortunately, this particular workplace accident might have been prevented.
For several weeks prior to the accident, a demolition crew worked on dismantling a vacant building. Those working in the neighborhood around the work site knew the demolition was going on, but most didn’t think the situation could be dangerous. Now, however, six people are dead and 13 others are injured.