Bryan family files wrongful death suit

collapse victim
Anne Bryan (Credit: Courtesy Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts).

The family of Anne Bryan, the 24-year-old aspiring artist and student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, are the third to announce it filed a wrongful death suit in the aftermath of the building collapse that killed six and injured 13.

Bryan, of Lower Merion, was killed on June 5 while shopping at the Center City Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market Streets. She was crushed when the building next door collapsed during demolition work.

“We’re bringing this litigation to find out what happened and who’s responsible and to make sure it never happens again,” said Anne’s father, John Bryan.

City Treasurer Nancy E. Winkler, Bryan’s mother, said yesterday they hope the site of the collapse would be transformed into a park as a memorial to those who perished.

The family also asked that a blue-ribbon panel that consisted of national safety experts assemble to look into the L&I process, and evaluate what system should be in place and what funding levels are necessary, “So in the future citizens. … can feel confident when they can walk the streets and in our buildings that they will be safe,” Winkler said.

The building owner, his demolition contractor and subcontractor, the equipment operator and the Salvation Army are among the 19 defendants.

Ten other lawsuits have been filed on behalf of survivors and victim’s of June’s deadly building collapse that killed six and injured 13. Two of those lawsuits were also wrongful death suits.

Filed suits

These are the other 10 survivors or families who filed lawsuits.

Nadine White, 54.

Jennifer Reynolds, 27.

Bernard DiTomo, 61.

Rosemary Kreutzberg, 66.

Rodney Geddis, 21.

Felicia Hill, 36.

Linda Bell, 50.

Mariya Plekan, 52.

The Family of Roseline Conteh, 52, filed a wrongful death suit.

Family of Mary Lea Simpson, 24, also filed a wrongful death claim.

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