Center City Building Collapse
Mariya Plekan, 52, was buried in the rubble of the collapse for hours, never losing consciousness, and later had half her body amputated.
Griffin Campbell, owner of the demolition company at the center of accident last June that killed six people, is being charged with six counts of third-degree murder.
Testifying was Nancy Winkler, the city treasurer, and her husband, whose daughter Anne and five others died last June when a building demolition at 22nd and Market Streets went awry.
A new OSHA report a report pins much of the responsibility on demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy equipment operator Sean Benschop. The building’s owner and the Salvation Army are not mentioned.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says an independent commission will review the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of a deadly building collapse that killed six people.
CBS 3 Investigative Reporter Walt Hunter went face to face with contractor Griffin Campbell, looking for answers about the collapse.
On Wednesday, lawyers for both the victims and defendants were able to view a key piece of evidence in the case.
A Philadelphia architect fighting a subpoena to turn over documents in a fatal building collapse is due in court Wednesday.
Lawmakers are getting down to the business of changing the city code to improve the safety of demolitions, in the wake of the fatal Market Street building collapse last June.
A special investigatory committee of Council formed after last June’s fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets has released its findings.
Philadelphia’s City Treasurer and her husband filed a wrongful death suit Tuesday. Their daughter was one of the six people who died in June’s Center City building collapse.
Defendant Sean Benschop is the only person charged in the case, although a grand jury investigation continues.
The ongoing grand jury investigation of the building collapse complicates the ability of attorneys in the numerous civil suits to begin what is called “discovery.”
The first wrongful-death lawsuit over a Philadelphia building collapse has been filed by the family of an art school graduate killed inside a thrift store.
A Philadelphia judge has agreed to freeze all civil suits arising from June’s building collapse in Center City, for at least nine months.