Fixing Philly: L&I looks to create database of safe fire escapes (Metro)

Metro: Fixing Philly: L&I looks to create database of safe fire escapes. “During a birthday party at an apartment in a Rittenhouse Square building in January of 2014, 22-year-old Albert Suh, of Leonia, N.J., and two female friends, both in their twenties, stepped out onto a fire escape on the fourth floor of the 108-year-old building. The rusty fire escape collapsed under the three, killing Suh and severely injuring the two women. According to Karen Guss, a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections, this tragedy was wholly preventable if only the building’s fire escape had been inspected and was up to code.”

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