Salvation Army Thrift Store

(Mayor Nutter discusses some of the recommendations of his blue ribbon panel report on the future of the Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of the fatal collapse of a building onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 22nd and Market Streets in July 2013.  Members of the panel stand with the mayor.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Panel’s Findings on Fatal Market Street Building Collapse Released

While the report contains about three dozen recommendations for the city to consider going forward, the largest is splitting up L&I’s functions and placing more emphasis on safety and accountability.

09/25/2014

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

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

(Ceremonies were held in a vacant lot at 22nd Street where the Salvation Army Thrift Store once stood, which will contain a memorial park.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Ceremonies Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Fatal Center City Collapse

It was one year ago today that a building under demolition collapsed on the Salvation Army thrift shop at 22nd and Market Streets, killing six and injuring 14.

06/05/2014

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Trapped For 13 Hours, Building Collapse Survivor Shares Her Story Nearly One Year Later

“I never felt so scared, bricks on me, I couldn’t breathe,” Plekan explained from a wheelchair at a West Philadelphia Rehabilitation Center.

06/03/2014

(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

(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

(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

(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

Sean Benschop (Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Bail Revised For Crane Operator Charged In Deadly Building Collapse

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.

06/26/2013

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While One Victim Killed In The Collapse Was Laid To Rest, A Co-Worker Spoke Out

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.

06/10/2013

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Another Victim Files Lawsuit Following Center City Building Collapse

Thirty-six-year-old Felicia Hill appeared before reporters with her attorney, Emmett Madden.

06/10/2013

Sean Benschop (Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Attorney: Crane Operator In Deadly Collapse A ‘Scapegoat’

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.

06/10/2013

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