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22nd & Market Collapse Contractor Charged With Manslaughter and Third Degree Murder

Griffin Campbell, the owner of the contracting company doing demolition work on the building at 22nd and Market that collapsed last spring has been charged with crimes related to the collapse. The collapse killed six people and injured at least twelve more.

Campbell is charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter and thrid degree murder. The DA alleges that he took risks that he knew were dangerous to avoid expense: "Campbell was unwilling to pay for enough labor to perform the necessary tasks" said District Attorney Seth Williams.

Sean Benschop, a heavy machinery operator working on the demolition site was the first person charged with crimes related to the collapse. Though Benschop's wife and his lawyer say that he was a scapegoat, he has also been charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter.
· Contractor Charged With Murder In Deadly Center City Building Collapse [CBS Philly]