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Collapse on June 5, 2013 in Center City Philadelphia killed 6 and injured 13 people

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 06:19 PM EDT

Deadly Collapse Contractor Has Another Former Job Fall Down

Deadly Collapse Contractor Has Another Former Job Fall Down

A building collapsed overnight along a tiny Center City Philadelphia street. It was once contracted to one of the men charged in the June 2013 deadly collapse of a building onto a Center City thrift store.

Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT

Judge: Building Collapse Trial to Focus on Contractor

Judge: Building Collapse Trial to Focus on Contractor

A judge has told a defense attorney for a demolition contractor facing charges in a deadly Philadelphia building collapse that the trial will not be about others such as the city or its officials.

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 08:36 PM EDT

Plea Deal in Deadly Center City Collapse

Plea Deal in Deadly Center City Collapse

The excavator operator accused of being under the influence of drugs the day of the June 2013 deadly building collapse on Market Street in Center City pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including involuntary...

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 04:55 AM EDT

Excavator Operator To Plead Guilty in Deadly Building Collapse

Excavator Operator To Plead Guilty in Deadly Building Collapse

The excavator operator accused of being under the influence of drugs the day of the June 2013 deadly building collapse on Market Street in Center City is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to charges including...

Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 at 10:23 AM EDT

'It's Just Burned Into Your Memory'

'It's Just Burned Into Your Memory'

On the two-year anniversary of the building collapse in Center City that claimed six lives, firefighters and police who were on the front lines reflect on their memories from that day.

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 10:35 PM EDT

Collapse Survivor to Savior: 'I am Very Grateful'

Collapse Survivor to Savior: 'I am Very Grateful'

For a year after the June 5, 2013 building collapse at 22nd and Market streets, Philadelphia Fire Chief John O'Neill agonized over whether he'd done the right thing for a woman he found alive who'd been...

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 10:36 PM EDT

Survivor of Deadly Center City Building Collapse and Firefighter Who Saved Her Reunite

Survivor of Deadly Center City Building Collapse and Firefighter Who Saved Her Reunite

The last survivor found among the rubble of the Center City building collapse at 22nd and Market Streets was reunited with the firefighter that saved her life two years after the deadly accident.

Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 at 11:39 AM EDT

Design for Building Collapse Memorial Wins Approval

Design for Building Collapse Memorial Wins Approval

Two days before the second anniversary of the Center City building collapse that claimed six lives, the Philadelphia Art Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a design for the June 5th Memorial to...

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 10:16 AM EDT

Victims' Families Mark 2nd Anniversary of Market Street Collapse

Victims' Families Mark 2nd Anniversary of Market Street Collapse

Friends and families of victims in the 2013 building collapse will join Mayor Michael Nutter for a remembrance ceremony in Center City Philadelphia Friday.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 02:05 PM EST
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By Karen Araiza

Paving Way for Building Collapse Memorial

The initial steps are being taken, onsite, so work can get underway on a memorial...View gallery

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What Happened
Six people died and 13 were injured six months ago, on Wednesday, June 5 when a four-story building under demolition at 2136 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia came down on top of a two-story building, which housed a Salvation Army Thrift Store.