Water Damage in Philadelphia Subway Causes Safety Concerns

Public safety should be a serious concern the city of Philadelphia always has in mind. Recently though, a wall that is falling apart in a local subway concourse has many citizens worried metro officials are not doing enough to protect the public’s well being.

An article from Newsworks explains that, beginning at the end of January, water began leaking through the wall in the subway concourse located under Broad Street, near Sansom Street. The issue has been reported to the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities and the Philadelphia Water Department, but little has been done to correct the issue in the past two months. Some say the damage that is occurring not only compromises the integrity of the entire concourse structure, but also presents a serious Slip and Fall Accident hazard to those who are passing through the area. Mold and its potential health hazards are also serious concerns associated with water damage of this caliber.

While city officials acknowledge the leak is still occurring, they go on to explain workers have had a difficult time finding the source of the leak. They went on to add responsibility for correcting such problems will soon be transferred to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

The Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers with Lundy Law recognize the hazards this water damage could pose and are hopeful the issue can be corrected before an injury occurs.