Posts Tagged 'demolition'

Bail set at $1.5M for equipment operator in building collapse

A Common Pleas judge has set the bail for a heavy equipment operator charged in a deadly Philadelphia building collapse at $1.5 million, NBC News reports.

During a demolition project, a four-story brick wall at 22nd and Market streets fell into an adjoining Salvation Army store on June 5. Six people were killed and 14 were injured.

Sean Benschop, a.k.a. Kary Roberts, was operating an excavator on the site at the time of ...

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Inspectors ignored complaints at building collapse site

For three weeks, Philadelphia city inspectors failed to look into reports of shoddy demolition work at the site of a deadly building collapse, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

A four-story brick wall at 22nd and Market streets fell into an adjoining Salvation Army store on June 5, killing six people and injuring 14.

The Griffin Campbell Construction Co., the company carrying out the project, ignored Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that required ...

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Building collapse kills at least 6, injures 13 in Philadelphia

A building slated for demolition collapsed in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday. As of June 6, six people were reported dead and 13 were reported injured, according to CNN.

Though the technical investigation into the cause is ongoing, those with intimate knowledge of the structure and its condition are less than surprised, the Washington Post reported.

Witness reports are damning. One witness related: “For weeks they’ve been standing on the edge, knocking bricks off. You could just see it was ready to ...

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