Bus Video Of Deadly Collapse 'Shocking And Sad,' Councilman Says - Fox 2 News Headlines

Bus Video Of Deadly Collapse 'Shocking And Sad,' Councilman Says

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Seeing SEPTA bus surveillance video of  the deadly Market Street building collapse is a chilling sight for Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney.

"It's shocking and sad," he said with a heavy sigh.

Six people died and more than a dozen were injured when the concrete wall of a four-story building collapsed on top of the Salvation Army store right next to it.

The bus' camera captured the June 5 morning mayhem as it traveled east at 22nd and Market streets. On the video you see the wall come crashing down. People started running for their lives as dust and debris started flying. The force was so strong you can see one person was knocked to the ground.

Backhoe operator Sean Benschop has been charged with manslaughter and other charges in  what's being called a botched demolition.

"There's no need in the world to have this fly-by-night, 'Three Stooges' demolition company these guys were involved in," said Kenney.

He's part of a council investigative committee looking into the deadly Center City building collapse.

The goal is to fix the city's checks and balances and open the lines of communication between all city departments -- especially Revenue and License and Inspections -- so that deadly demolition accidents don't happen again.

"SEPTA's cameras help, but the technology that would help most is a hardware and software system that allows Revenue and L & I to communicate instantly."

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:05:50 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Investigators arrived at the home of Dr. Paul Ezell,58 on the 200 block of Sagamore Road after the police department received an anonymous tip stating “…it has come to my attention that Dr. Ezell is growing marijuana at his residence and selling it to his patients and other individuals. Since he is a doctor and places himself in a position of trust, I though you shoul...
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Investigators arrived at the home of Dr. Paul Ezell,58 on the 200 block of Sagamore Road after the police department received an anonymous tip stating “…it has come to my attention that Dr. Ezell is growing marijuana at his residence and selling it to his patients and other individuals. Since he is a doctor and places himself in a position of trust, I though you shoul...
  • Man Uses 10 Fake Names, Steals $360K In Welfare, Gets 30 Months

    Man Uses 10 Fake Names, Steals $360K In Welfare, Gets 30 Months

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:39:30 GMT
    A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to using multiple names and addresses to steal almost $360,000 in welfare benefits has been sentenced to serve less than three years in jail, authorities said Wednesday.
    A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to using multiple names and addresses to steal almost $360,000 in welfare benefits has been sentenced to serve less than three years in jail, authorities said Wednesday.
  • muhlenberg-motel-fire

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:10:34 GMT
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices