DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams announced yesterday he is convening a grand jury to investigate last week's fatal Center City building collapse to determine if anyone else - besides excavator operator Sean Benschop - should be criminally charged.
And City Council President Darrell Clarke said yesterday Council also will investigate the collapse. A Special Investigative Committee will be tasked with examining the city's procedures and regulations pertaining to licenses, permits, construction, demolition, on-site safety and worker certification.
Williams' office charged Benschop, 42, on Saturday with six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 13 counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count each of causing a catastrophe and risking a catastrophe. Benschop turned himself in and is being held without bail pending a June 26 preliminary hearing.