Fifteen inmates injured in Philadelphia prison ceiling collapse
The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA- Fifteen inmates were injured, two seriously, when two panels fell from the ceiling in a group shower at a city prison, authorities said.
Two inmates were in the shower area of D the Block when a section of the half-inch-thick cement fiberboard ceiling fell shortly before 2 p.m., Eskind said. A correctional officer and other inmates were trying to help those in the shower area when another ceiling panel fell, he said.
The correctional officer sustained minor injuries that Eskind described as muscle strains.
Copyright Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.