Our Philadelphia metro area accident roundup report for September 20th looks at 2 serious work accidents, yet another train accident in Philadelphia, and an accident involving an elderly woman and a UPS truck in Center City.
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Former Heavyweight Boxer Dies In Camden Construction Accident
A former heavyweight boxer from Philadelphia was killed in a fatal construction accident in Camden on Thursday, September 14th. 60-year old David Bey was working on a real estate development when he was fatally struck by a piece of metal. The accident is currently under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Bey was a 37-year veteran of the trade who had just been inducted into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame this year.
SEPTA Train Derails On Market-Frankford Elevated Line
A train on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford elevated line derailed near Spring Garden Station in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 16th. The derailment happened around 11 AM shortly after the train exited north from the Center City tunnel.
30 passengers were on board, but fortunately, there were no injuries. The train was traveling at a relatively low speed at the time of the accident. According to SEPTA, the accident occurred due to “equipment issues.”
Elderly Woman Struck By UPS Truck In Center City Philadelphia
A 91-year-old woman was struck by a UPS truck in Center City Philly at around 12:40 PM on Thursday, September 14th. According to police, the woman was walking when she was struck by a truck driving west on Walnut Street. She was taken to Jefferson University Hospital for treatment of her injuries, but her condition has not been released. The UPS driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with police.
Six Injured In Chemical Spill At Chester County Mushroom Farm
Six employees of Kaolin Mushroom Farms Inc. in Kennett Square were injured after a chemical spill on Wednesday, September 20th. Fire companies from Kennett Square, Longwood, and Avondale responded to the accident, along with hazmat crews from Chester County.
The injured workers were evaluated by medics at the scene before being transported to a decontamination station nearby. Firefighters used soap and water to scrub the patients in an attempt to remove hazardous chemicals.
Next, they were moved to Crosier-Chester Jennersville and Chester County Hospital. One firefighter was also reported injured following the response to the accident.