Center City Building Collapse

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

2013 IN REVIEW: Building Collapse Prompts Changes in Philadelphia Laws

Within days of the collapse, Mayor Nutter announced new restrictions on how contractors in Philadelphia obtain demolition permits.

12/30/2013

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

No Bail For 2 Charged In Center City Building Collapse

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.

12/10/2013

(Mariya Plekan, seen in her videotaped deposition, provided by her attorney.)

Deposition of Woman Crippled In Center City Building Collapse Is Revealed

Mariya Plekan, 52, was buried in the rubble of the collapse for hours, never losing consciousness, and later had half her body amputated.

11/25/2013

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

UPDATE: Contractor In Deadly Center City Building Collapse Held Without Bail

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.

11/25/2013

(Philadelphia city treasurer Nancy Winkler testifies at a City Council hearing about her daughter's death as Winkler's husband, Jay Bryan, listens.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Parents of Woman Killed In Center City Building Collapse Call For Tighter Regulation

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.

11/18/2013

(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

OSHA Cites Demolition Contractor and Equipment Operator in Deadly Center City Building Collapse

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.

11/14/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter signs executive order to create Special Independent Advisory Commission to review and evaluate the Department of Licenses and Inspections.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Panel To Probe L&I In Wake Of Center City Building Collapse

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.

10/31/2013

(credit: CBS3)

TV EXCLUSIVE: I-Team Interview With Contractor In Center City Building Collapse

CBS 3 Investigative Reporter Walt Hunter went face to face with contractor Griffin Campbell, looking for answers about the collapse.

10/29/2013

(credit: CBS3)

Lawyers View Key Evidence In Center City Building Collapse

On Wednesday, lawyers for both the victims and defendants were able to view a key piece of evidence in the case.

10/23/2013

(File photo:  the scene of the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets in which six people died.  Credit: CBS3)

Court Date For Architect In Deadly Building Collapse Is Off

A Philadelphia architect fighting a subpoena to turn over documents in a fatal building collapse is due in court Wednesday.

10/16/2013

(The demolition site at 2136 Market Street, taken by a concerned passerby the day before the deadly collapse.  The Salvation Army thrift store, in which six people were killed, is at far right.  Photo by Laura Mierson.)

Phila. Lawmakers Tackle Competing Interests For New Demolition Safety Rules

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.

10/03/2013

(Councilman Curtis Jones, chair of the investigating committee, announces release of the report calling for changes.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Call For Broad Changes In Demolition Practices

A special investigatory committee of Council formed after last June’s fatal building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets has released its findings.

09/26/2013

Anne Bryan. (credit: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)

City Treasurer Sues Over Daughter’s Building Collapse Death

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.

09/17/2013

(Sean Benschop.  Phila. PD photo)

Bail Reduction Denied For Demolition Worker in Deadly Center City Building Collapse

Defendant Sean Benschop is the only person charged in the case, although a grand jury investigation continues.

09/17/2013

(The sudden collapse of a building under demolition raises a cloud of dust and debris around a Salvation Army store.  Six people were killed.  File photo by Jordan McLaughlin)

Judge Allows Attorneys’ Factfinding To Begin in Market Street Building Collapse Case

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.”

09/09/2013

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