Building Collapse New: Another Lawsuit Filed

Roseline Conteh, mother of eight, was one of the people who died when the “Hoagie City” building collapsed onto the Salvation Army at 22nd and Market. Now Conteh’s family is filing the second wrongful death suit related to the tragedy, and the defendants are the same, according to philly.com:

Defendants in the suit include the Salvation Army; STB Investments Corporation, the owner of the building under demolition; STB principal Richard Basciano; Griffin Campbell, whose construction business was handling the demolition; excavator operator Sean Benschop and architect Plato Marinakos.

The suit says the defendants had ample warning of structural problems and other issues that could hinder the demolition, and should have prevented the collapse…

• Second wrongful death suit filed [philly.com]