VIDEO: SEPTA bus camera captures deadly Philadelphia building collapse

A SEPTA bus’ surveillance video camera captured June’s deadly Philadelphia building collapse.

The transportation authority released  the video on Thursday following a ruling on right-to-know requests filed by several news organizations.

The building at 2136 Market St. collapsed on June 5 while it was being demolished. It came down on 2140 Market, which housed a Salvation Army thrift store.

The collapse killed six people and injured 13 more.

Sean Benschop, 42, the Philadelphia man who was allegedly operating a crane at the demolition scene when the building collapsed, was charged on June 9 with six counts of manslaughter, 13 counts of reckless endangerment and one count of risking a catastrophe. Benschop had codeine and marijuana in his system, according to authorities.

Several victims have filed lawsuits since the collapse, and a Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections construction plan review specialist who had given the go-ahead for demolition at the property to continue in May killed himself.


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