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Salvation Army Thrift Store

(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

(credit: CBS3)

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

(Emergency vehicles ring the area around a building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

District Attorney: Grand Jury To Investigate Deadly Building Collapse

Prosecutors in Philadelphia say a grand jury will be convened to investigate a building collapse that killed six people.

06/10/2013

(Cleanup continued the day after the building collapse that killed at least six people in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Jericka Duncan)

Committee To Investigate Deadly Building Collapse

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.

06/10/2013

Previous mugshot of crane operator Sean Benschop. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Sources: Excavator Operator In Deadly Building Collapse To Face Charges

Sources tell CBS 3 that blood tests on the excavator operator detected the presence of a prescription painkiller and marijuana.

06/07/2013

(Cleanup continued the day after the building collapse that killed at least six people in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Jericka Duncan)

Indications A Criminal Investigation Could Soon Be Underway In Deadly Building Collapse

Following the deadly building collapse in Center City on Wednesday, there are indications that a criminal investigation into the collapse could be opened up.

06/06/2013

(Credit: Tim Jimenez, KYW Newsradio 1060)

Search Is Over At Site Of Deadly Building Collapse; Several Victims Identified

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.

06/06/2013