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Philadelphia escalator safety

Philadelphia users of the near-ubiquitous escalator may have heard recent horror stories about riders injured or killed by the moving staircases. Escalators have ripped a big toe from a child in Singapore, have threw off dozens of users in Washington D.C. and strangled a sushi chef to death when his hoodie got caught in the works at a landing platform.

Philadelphia Mayor to implement sweeping regulatory changes

In the wake of a high-profile deadly demolition accident, the mayor of Philadelphia is preparing the city to implement sweeping changes to the regulations of building demolition. In addition to the regulatory changes, according to the mayor, every currently active demolition site will be inspected for safety.

Pennsylvania family files civil claim against VA

A Pennsylvania family has filed a wrongful death claim against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at Pittsburgh Veterans' Affairs' facilities. Their father was the first veteran to die in the outbreak, and the family is asking for a total of $10 million with $5 million for wrongful death and $5 million for personal injury.

Are explosion and fire likely in Philadelphia?

Thousands of aging Philadelphia buildings with shops on the ground level and apartments above may be susceptible to explosions and fires. An explosion followed by a devastating fire that started at the rear of a first-floor hair salon in a five-story building in New York City's Chinatown injured twelve people, four firefighters and eight residents from apartments on the four upper floors. Four of the eight injured residents went to local hospitals as emergency cases, two in critical and two in serious condition.

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