A woman is recovering after a home under renovation partially collapsed in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood Sunday morning.
The incident occurred inside a home on the 5300 block of Wayne Avenue at 11:41 a.m. A resident, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 a contractor had been making repairs to the north side wall inside.
“He was replacing the entire wall and trying to secure the actual foundation because I think the foundation was loose,” he said.
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The resident said he was sleeping when he heard bricks falling from the wall.
“They were falling slowly every five or ten minutes,” he said. “After I tried to sleep before I went to work, that’s when I heard a big, loud noise from the wall. I guess from the bricks breaking loose. And then I had to move out the way because everything went tumbling down on the bed and that’s when I ran out the apartment.”
The wall partially collapsed, injuring a 52-year-old woman who was leaving the home. She was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
L&I was notified of the incident and are currently investigating. The property has had multiple violations, according to city records.