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.
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.
Defendant Sean Benschop is the only person charged in the case, although a grand jury investigation continues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Benschop, who was operating an excavator at the scene of Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City, is in police custody.
Sources tell CBS 3 that blood tests on the excavator operator detected the presence of a prescription painkiller and marijuana.