A final body was recovered from the wreckage of the Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment on Thursday, bringing the death toll to eight and more than 200 people injured. By Thursday afternoon, all of the names of the victims had been released.
Laura Finamore, 47, who worked in corporate real estate at Cushman & Wakefield, was among those who died in the train crash, her family confirmed.
Bob Gildersleeve, 45, the father of two and vice president of sales at Ecolab, had also died in the crash, his company confirmed in a statement.
The Philadelphia consulate also confirmed the death of an Italian national, Giuseppe Piras, in the crash.
The tragic train accident also claimed the lives of five others: Justin Zemser, 20, Jim Gaines, 48, Rachel Jacobs, 39, Abid Gilani, 55, and Derrick Griffith, 42.
The Philadelphia fire commissioner said that all of the bodies were recovered from the crash. “All individuals who we believe were on the train have now been accounted for,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told reporters.
The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan have represented many people injured in mass transit accidents. During the early stages of the investigation, it is imperative to get private attorneys involved in the process. Too many times, the mass transit carrier performs the investigation and many pieces of evidence are either tampered with or ignored.