Panel's Findings on Fatal Market Street Building Collapse ReleasedWhile 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.
Joint Trial For Pair Charged In Deadly Center City Building CollapseA 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.
Bail Rejected in Fatal Center City Building Demolition CollapseDefense 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.
Ceremonies Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Fatal Center City CollapseIt 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.
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.
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.
Conspiracy Charge Upheld as Salvation Army Thrift Store Disaster Moves To TrialA 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.
Trial Ordered for 2 Men in Deadly Salvation Army Store CollapseDemolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy-equipment operator Sean Benschop are charged with six counts of third-degree murder.