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

Friday, Feb 3, 2017

How Much Will Liable Parties Pay in Market Street Collapse?

How Much Will Liable Parties Pay in Market Street Collapse?

All six defendants in the landmark civil trial for the Market Street collapse catastrophe have been found liable by the jury after just several hours of deliberations.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Was Deadly Philadelphia Building Collapse Preventable?

Was Deadly Philadelphia Building Collapse Preventable?

A structural engineer renowned for his investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 says a deadly 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia was "an entirely preventable accident."

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016

Testimony: Boss Unconcerned with Safety Ahead of Collapse

Testimony: Boss Unconcerned with Safety Ahead of Collapse

A former Salvation Army employee who sat in staff meetings leading up to the 2013 Market Street collapse that killed seven people testified Tuesday that a high-ranking official with the nonprofit “was concerned...

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

Attorney: Owner of Collapsed Market Street Building Had No Connection to Catastrophe

Attorney: Owner of Collapsed Market Street Building Had No Connection to Catastrophe

Richard Basciano, owner of the "Hoagie City" building that collapsed during demolition in June 2013 and left seven dead and 12 injured had no connection to the catastrophe his attorney told jurors.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016

Jury Selection in Deadly 22nd & Market Collapse Civil Trial

Jury Selection in Deadly 22nd & Market Collapse Civil Trial

Jury selection is set to begin in a trial determining who should pay the victims of a deadly 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

Breaking Ground on Deadly Collapse Memorial

Breaking Ground on Deadly Collapse Memorial

Nearly three years after a building being demolished collapsed onto a Center City Philadelphia thrift store, killing six and injuring 13 others, city officials helped break ground on a memorial to the victims.

Friday, Jan 8, 2016

Contractor, Victim Conversed Before Deadly Collapse

Contractor, Victim Conversed Before Deadly Collapse

A contractor hired at a cut-rate price to take down a building was sentenced Friday to 15 to 30 years in prison for its collapse, which killed six people and injured 13 others and led Philadelphia to adopt...

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016

Building Collapse Victim’s Wife Struggles to Keep Home

Building Collapse Victim’s Wife Struggles to Keep Home

Two and a half years after her husband died in the Market Street building collapse, Maggie Davis is so broke she could lose their home.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015

Contractor Fights Charges at Building Collapse Trial

Contractor Fights Charges at Building Collapse Trial

A demolition contractor charged with murder after a building collapse killed six people inside a thrift store is set to go on trial in Philadelphia after refusing to plead to involuntary manslaughter.

Saturday, Jul 25, 2015

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.

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.