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(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

(Credit: Tim Jimenez, KYW Newsradio 1060)

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

(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

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

(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

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

Sean Benschop (Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Equipment Operator In Deadly Center City Building Collapse Turns Himself In To Police

Sean Benschop, who was operating an excavator at the scene of Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City, is in police custody.

06/08/2013

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