Six Confirmed Dead in Philadelphia Building's Collapse

OSHA will be investigating the incident immediately. The building next door to a thrift shop where all six bodies were recovered was being demolished.

A Philadelphia building in the process of being demolished collapsed June 5 onto a thrift store next door, killing six people inside the store and leaving one woman in critical condition, according to Mayor Michael Nutter and reports from the city's newspapers.

The four-story building, which was issued a demolition permit in February, collapsed during demolition work and covered the Salvation Army thrift store in debris. According to officials there, OSHA will being investigating the cause of the collapse as soon as possible, along with several other government agencies.

City officials have said all of the building permits were in order.

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