Building collapses in Philadelphia

Tools

by Katie Hustad

(CNN) -- Firefighters in Philadelphia were responding to a building collapse Monday morning, the city's fire department said.

There were injuries, CNN affiliate KYW reported.

Aerial footage of the scene showed a large pile of rubble in what appeared to be a residential area with multistory buildings.

Last month, a four-story wall of a vacant building in Philadelphia collapsed onto an adjacent Salvation Army thrift store, killing six people and injuring 13.

The next week, the inspector of the downtown building that collapsed killed himself. City officials described him as an outstanding employee and said he was not a target of the criminal investigation into the building's collapse.

Authorities charged crane operator Sean Benschop, 42, with involuntary manslaughter and other related charges.

Poll

Do you think the City of Milwaukee should bail out Boston Store?

  • Yes
  • No