Center City Building Collapse
Mayor Nutter says the Salvation Army has offered to donate the site of last year’s collapse, at 22nd and Market Streets, for a memorial to the six people killed.
The family of contractor Griffin Campbell, charged with murder in the 22d and Market St. demolition site collapse last June, that killed 6 and left more than a dozen injured, says Campbell has told them he deeply regrets what happened.
According to a budget overview obtained by KYW Newsradio, additional money for inspectors will “strengthen demolition controls to ensure safe public and private demolitions.”
Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy-equipment operator Sean Benschop are charged with six counts of third-degree murder.
Within days of the collapse, Mayor Nutter announced new restrictions on how contractors in Philadelphia obtain demolition permits.
A judge has ruled that two men facing charges in a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people will remain behind bars until their next court date in February.
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.