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Griffin Campbell

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Joint Trial For Pair Charged In Deadly Center City Building Collapse

A Philadelphia judge has denied a defense request for separate trials for two men charged in last year’s building collapse in Center City that killed six people inside a thrift store.

09/17/2014

(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.)

Bail Rejected in Fatal Center City Building Demolition Collapse

Defense attorney William Hobson argued that defendant Griffin Campbell, the demoliton contractor on the site that day, is no danger to the community and no risk of flight.

06/27/2014

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

Attorneys For 2 Charged In Center City Building Collapse Reveal Plan To Ask A Judge To Set Bail

Contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy equipment operator Sean Benschop, both charged with third-degree murder in the June 5th, 2013 demolition site collapse that killed six and injured 13 at 22nd and Market Streets, could be set free to await trial.

06/03/2014

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

Conspiracy Charge Upheld as Salvation Army Thrift Store Disaster Moves To Trial

A judge sided with an earlier court ruling that the evidence shows the two defendants acted together in a risky manner, resulting in the death of six people.

06/03/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Family Of Contractor Charged In Deadly Building Collapse Speaks Out

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.

03/12/2014

(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.)

Trial Ordered for 2 Men in Deadly Salvation Army Store Collapse

Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy-equipment operator Sean Benschop are charged with six counts of third-degree murder.

02/18/2014

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

2013 IN REVIEW: Collapse And Blame In Center City Building Catastrophe

A Philadelphia Grand Jury continues to investigate the deadly collapse of the Center City Salvation Army store in June.

12/28/2013

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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

(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

(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

(Robert Mongeluzzi announces he is adding the Salvation Army as a defendant in the center city building collapse civil case.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Salvation Army To Be Named In Center City Collapse Lawsuits

The Salvation Army will become the latest defendant in litigation over a deadly Philadelphia building collapse.

08/15/2013

Center City Building Collapse File Photo (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Insurer Says “Not So Fast” After Deadly Center City Building Collapse

Berkley Assurance Company filed suit last week – claiming its policy of contractor Griffin Campbell is null and void for several reasons.

08/11/2013

(The scene of the building collapse on June 5th that killed six people and injured 13.  File photo)

Contractors Defend Their Actions In Building Collapse

Two contractors involved in a downtown Philadelphia building collapse hurled blame at each other Tuesday, through lawyers who broke their clients’ weeklong silence about the disaster that killed six.

06/11/2013

(Kenneth Edelin is the attorney for Griffin Campbell, the demolition contractor at 2136 Market Street in Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Attorney For Demolition Contractor Says Deadly Collapse Was Not His Client’s Fault

Kenneth Edelin notes that contractor Griffin Campbell was on site when the 40-foot wall collapsed onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store, killing six people and injuring more than a dozen others.

06/11/2013

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Detectives Search Home Of Contractor Connected To Building Collapse

A handful of investigators from the police central detectives division went to the north Philadelphia home of contractor Griffin Campbell on Monday.

06/10/2013

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