Marijuana and pain medication were found in the blood of the crane operator at the site of a deadly building collapse, a source at Philadelphia’s City Hall with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Friday.
Six people died and another 13 were injured when a four-story wall of a vacant building being demolished collapsed onto a Salvation Army thrift store in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Mayor Michael Nutter publicly apologized earlier Friday “to the victims and their families” and “to the survivors and their families” for the collapse.
The mayor pushed a new set of demolition standards and controls, promising he’ll pursue whatever action is needed “in order to better ensure our collective public safety.”
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