A police officer stands guard while rescue workers and firefighters search through rubble following a building collapse in Philadelphia Credit: Reuters
A seventh building collapse victim has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, according to court documents.
The family of of Danny Johnson, 59, of West Philadelphia, filed a complaint today in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas claiming injuries suffered in the collapse led to his premature death.
Johnson was shopping in the store at the time of the collapse on June 5, 2013. He died in the hospital three weeks later.
According to the lawsuit Johnson suffered cardiac complications and pulmonary injuries as a result of the collapse.
Eleven other lawsuits have been filed on behalf of survivors and victims of the collapse that killed six and injured 14 when an under-demolition building collapsed onto the neighboring Salvation Army Thrift Store at 22nd and Market Streets.
STB Investment Corp, property owner Richard Basciano, contractor Griffin Campbell, contractor Sean Benschop, architect Plato Marinakos and The Salvation Army are all listed as defendants.