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Philadelphia contractor charged with murder in building collapse
Philadelphia contractor charged with murder in building collapse

A building contractor was charged with six counts of murder in connection with a demolition that caused the structure to collapse onto a thrift store in Philadelphia in June, officials said Monday. Griffin Campbell, 49, was overseeing the demolition work at a four-story brick building in downtown Philadelphia when it collapsed on a next-door Salvation Army store and killed six people inside, officials said. "Numerous [grand jury] witnesses, experienced in the field of demolition, have testified that there was one appropriate way to demolish a building of this type in this location: The building should have been taken down by hand, piece by piece, floor by floor," the...

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