3 injured in building collapse in South Philadelphia

SOUTH PHILADELPHIA - August 22, 2011

The collapse happened just before 7:00 a.m. on the 700 block of S. 15th Street.

The workers were on scaffolding when the 3-story brick building collapsed. Police said a 40-year-old man suffered head, neck and back injuries and was hospitalized in serious condition.

Two other workers, ages 28 and 41, were being treated at a hospital for minor injuries. The same building suffered a partial collapse last Wednesday. The Red Cross is currently helping the tenants of the apartment building.

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Information from The Associated Press was used in this article.

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