Two years after the deadly building collapse at 22nd and Market streets, the building contractor has been sentenced 15 to 30 years in prison. Griffin Campbell was convicted in October of involuntary manslaughter after an apartment building undergoing demolition and a Salvation Army store collapsed, killing six people and injuring 13 others. Campbell's backhoe operator, Sean Benschop,was also sentenced today 7.5 to 15 years in prison, after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges.
Despite today's sentencing, this likely isn't the last we'll be hearing of the Market Street collapse. Multiple families of the victims are suing the building owner Richard Basciano and the Salvation Army. Relatives of Campbell and Benschop have previously expressed their dismay that others responsible for the collapse have not been punished.
·General Contractor Gets 15-30, Backhoe Operator Gets Up to 15 Years for Deadly Building Collapse[NBC]
· All Building Collapse Coverage [Curbed Philly]