PHILADELPHIA — The demolition contractor in June’s disastrous collapse of a Philadelphia building has been charged with six counts of third-degree murder, District Attorney Seth Williams announced Monday.
Williams said Griffin Campbell was “motivated by greed” – trying to maximize the salvage value of building materials – and elected not to use the safe but more labor-intensive way of razing the building at 2136 Market St.
An unsupported wall of the four-story building toppled on June 5, flattening the roof of the adjacent Salvation Army thrift store and crushing six people. Thirteen others were injured.
via Philadelphia contractor charged with murder after building collapse | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.