Bus Video Of Deadly Collapse 'Shocking And Sad,' Councilman Says - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Bus Video Of Deadly Collapse 'Shocking And Sad,' Councilman Says

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Seeing SEPTA bus surveillance video of  the deadly Market Street building collapse is a chilling sight for Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney.

"It's shocking and sad," he said with a heavy sigh.

Six people died and more than a dozen were injured when the concrete wall of a four-story building collapsed on top of the Salvation Army store right next to it.

The bus' camera captured the June 5 morning mayhem as it traveled east at 22nd and Market streets. On the video you see the wall come crashing down. People started running for their lives as dust and debris started flying. The force was so strong you can see one person was knocked to the ground.

Backhoe operator Sean Benschop has been charged with manslaughter and other charges in  what's being called a botched demolition.

"There's no need in the world to have this fly-by-night, 'Three Stooges' demolition company these guys were involved in," said Kenney.

He's part of a council investigative committee looking into the deadly Center City building collapse.

The goal is to fix the city's checks and balances and open the lines of communication between all city departments -- especially Revenue and License and Inspections -- so that deadly demolition accidents don't happen again.

"SEPTA's cameras help, but the technology that would help most is a hardware and software system that allows Revenue and L & I to communicate instantly."

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:44:30 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:07:41 GMT
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any illnesses caused by the fruit, and the voluntary recall was announced after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even th...
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any illnesses caused by the fruit, and the voluntary recall was announced after consulting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."By taking the precautionary step of recalling product, we will minimize even th...
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:30:39 GMT
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices