Crane operator in Philadelphia collapse turns self in

A police officer stands guard while rescue workers and firefighters search through rubble following a building collapse in Philadelphia Credit: Reuters
A police officer stands guard while rescue workers and firefighters search through rubble following a building collapse in Philadelphia
Credit: Reuters

A crane operator was arrested on Saturday on involuntary manslaughter charges after a building collapse in Philadelphia that killed six people and injured 14 others.

Sean Benschop, 43, turned himself in to police to face six counts of involuntary manslaughter and 13 counts of endangering another person, Philadelphia police Sergeant Mike Veasey said.

Police said Benschop was assisting with the demolition of a building in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday when a wall of the building collapsed on a neighboring building that housed a Salvation Army thrift store. At the time, the store was filled with shoppers and staff.



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