Five more lawsuits filed in Philadelphia building collapse

In the aftermath of a fatal building collapse in Center City Philadelphia last week, five additional complaints have been filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, bringing the total so far to six.

The new complaints name building owner Richard Basciano, his demolition contractor Griffin T. Campbell, subcontractor S&R Contracting, Inc., and the equipment operator, Sean Benschop, according to a statement released by attorneys for the law firm Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, PC.

Details of the five plaintiffs provided by the firm:

Jennifer Reynolds, 27, of Philadelphia: an event planner shopping in the store at the time of the collapse with extensive injuries to the , head and neck were extensive.
Bernard DiTomo, 61, of Broomall, Delaware County: a construction worker who was in a truck on 22nd St. that was struck by debris.
Felicia Hill, 36, of Philadelphia: a sales associate at the Salvation Army thrift shop who was trapped for a short time under fallen debris.
Rosemary Kreutzberg, 66, of Philadelphia: a retiree, shopping at the time of the collapse, who was pinned under debris for nearly three hours.
Rodney Geddis, 21, of Philadelphia: a sales associate at the shop for more than two years who suffered a blow to the head, back injuries and abdominal bleeding.

The first action was file on June 6 on behalf of Nadine White, 54, a sales associate at the store who was injured in the collapse.

Over the weekend, Benschop turned himself in to authorities to face charges in the collapse.

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