Salvation Army Thrift Store
Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy-equipment operator Sean Benschop are charged with six counts of third-degree murder.
Mariya Plekan, 52, was buried in the rubble of the collapse for hours, never losing consciousness, and later had half her body amputated.
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.
A judge has ruled that the demolition contractor charged in the deaths of six people buried when a building collapsed in Philadelphia must meet bail of $1.55 million.
While one of the victims killed in the collapse was laid to rest Monday, a co-worker rescued from the Salvation Army store spoke out.
Thirty-six-year-old Felicia Hill appeared before reporters with her attorney, Emmett Madden.
The lawyer for a crane operator charged after the deadly building collapse in Center City last week was on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Monday and said his client is being made to be a scapegoat.
Prosecutors in Philadelphia say a grand jury will be convened to investigate a building collapse that killed six people.
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke says it is time for a special council investigative committee to look into last week’s building collapse that claimed six lives and injured 13 others.
Sources tell CBS 3 that blood tests on the excavator operator detected the presence of a prescription painkiller and marijuana.
Following the deadly building collapse in Center City on Wednesday, there are indications that a criminal investigation into the collapse could be opened up.
A day after a deadly building collapse in Center City, the mayor’s office has identified the six victims who were killed and 13 of the injured. The investigation into what caused the collapse is ongoing.