Man Who Inspected Philadelphia Building Before Deadly Collapse Commits Suicide

Six people inside a Salvation Army died last week when the structure next door suddenly toppled over.

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Over the weekend, crane operator Sean Benschop was charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 13 counts of recklessly endangering another person, and one count of risking a catastrophe.

A lawsuit has also been filed against Griffin T. Campbell, the contractor hired to demolish the building.

On Monday, Philadelphia officials said a grand jury is set to investigate the collapse.

UPDATE: The inspector has been identified.

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