25 Jun 2019
Two Injured in Collapse of Fire Escape in West Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Police Department reported Tuesday afternoon that two men were critically injured in the collapse of a third-floor fire escape landing at an apartment building in West Philadelphia. The structural collapse in the 4200 block of Chester Avenue occurred ...
19 Jun 2019
US attorneys launch landmark lawsuit against American firms over Grenfell
American attorneys famous for claims in construction disasters have launched a landmark wrongful death lawsuit in Philadelphia against three US companies on behalf of 69 of the 72 people killed in the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London, and 177 ...
12 Jun 2019
SMBB files class action against Chrysler stemming from Jeep Wrangler’s death wobble problem
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faces a class-action lawsuit over an alleged “death wobble” involving 2015-2018 Jeep Wranglers with a solid front axle that the suit says can cause the steering wheel to shake violently at highway speeds.
11 Jun 2019
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against U.S. Manufacturers over Defective Products, including Flammable Cladding, Linked to London’s Catastrophic Grenfell Tower Fire
Filed on behalf of 69 people who died and 177 injured in the June 14, 2017 inferno
11 Jun 2019
Survivors of London’s Grenfell Fire Sue in Philadelphia Court
LONDON — Hundreds of survivors and relatives of victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London have sued makers of the flammable cladding and insulation that fed the blaze in an American court, trying despite steep legal obstacles to hold ...
10 Jun 2019
Four Construction Workers Seriously Injured in NJ Scaffolding Accident
Four masonry workers were seriously injured Wednesday in a scaffolding collapse in Bordentown Township. The accident caused the construction workers from Camden County-based Ben-Mar Construction to fall 50 feet to the ground.
10 Jun 2019
Leading Crane-Catastrophe Attorney Available To Discuss Dallas Fatal Crane Collapse
PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2017 — Trial attorney David L. Kwass, a leading authority on catastrophic construction-crane failures such as yesterday’s fatal tragedy in Dallas, is available today to discuss the incident with reporters.
5 Jun 2019
Road Construction Worker Killed in Accident on Pennsylvania Turnpike
Pennsylvania State Police reported today that a road construction worker was fatally injured in a construction accident that occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near the Lansdale exit. According to the police, the worker was not killed by a vehicle traveling ...
3 May 2019
Appeals Court Sends Products Liability Case vs. Husqvarna Back to Philadelphia
In moving a products liability case against outdoor power tools manufacturer Husqvarna back to Philadelphia after it was initially transferred to Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Superior warned trial judges making venue determinations against assigning too much weight to the percentage ...
30 Apr 2019
Experts: Human error may be cause of Seattle crane collapse
SEATTLE (AP) – Human error may have caused a crane collapse that killed four people and injured four others over the weekend, experts said Monday.