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First lawsuit filed after Philly building collapse

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 7, 2013 10:12 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- A lawyer has filed the first lawsuit on behalf of a survivor of a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people and injured 13.

Attorney Robert Mongelluzi is suing the four-story building's owner and a demolition contractor who was tearing it down when it collapsed onto a thrift store Wednesday. The lawsuit seeks unspecified financial damages.

Mongelluzi represents Nadine White, who was buried in the rubble but survived.

He says contractor Griffin Campbell violated a number of federal safety regulations and showed blatant disregard for human life. He says building owner Richard Basciano was ``grossly negligent'' in picking Campbell to do the work.

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