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Police Arrest Crane Operator in Philadelphia Collapse

Faces charges of involuntary manslaughter in deadly building accident

(Newser) - Sean Benschop, the crane operator behind the stick in the Philadelphia building collapse that killed six and injured 14 this week, turned himself in to police today after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Benschop— who may have been high at the time of the accident —will be... More »

Philly Crane Operator Was on Drugs: Reports

42-year-old expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - The crane operator at the controls in Philadelphia's deadly building collapse shouldn't have been anywhere near a crane, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . It cites a toxicology report showing 42-year-old Sean Benschop had enough marijuana in his system to render him "unfit to perform safety-sensitive, job-related duties."... More »

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