Wall falls onto Philly street…

Portion of wall crashed to the ground taking down a street light as contractor oversaw “controlled demolition”.

The city’s Department of Licenses and Inspection confirmed Monday that the contractor was demolishing the front wall near the 1100 block of Market Street when the collapse occurred.

The street light collapsed onto a barrier around Market Street, scattering debris onto the sidewalk.

The contractor described the wall as “very unstable” and took the required safety precautions to ensure public safety by closing off Market Street during the demolition. an L & I spokesman said.

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