Two years ago, an apartment building at 2136 Market Street undergoing demolition collapsed, taking the neighboring Salvation Army Thrift Store down with it. The collapse killed six people, and injured 14 more. Since then, two men have been criminally charged for the deaths, and numerous lawsuits have been filed.
Billy Penn revisits the day of the collapse, and explores lingering issues with the Department of Licenses and Inspection, an agency that has been "chronically underfunded and understaffed." Via Billy Penn: "After the Market Street incident, the Mayor's Special Independent Commission to Evaluate the Department of Licenses and Inspections convened, and found that L&I's 300 inspectors were asked to complete an average of 22 inspections a day." Read more at Billy Penn. >>