Crane Operator Wanted in Building Collapse Surrenders to Police

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Sean Benschop will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person and risking a catastrophe. (Philadelphia Police Department)

PHILADELPHIA — The 42-year-old crane operator wanted on involuntary manslaughter and other charges tied to a deadly Philadelphia building collapse turned himself in Saturday, a police spokesman said.

Sean Benschop will be charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 13 counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of “risking a catastrophe,” officials said.

Wednesday’s building collapse in downtown Philadelphia left six dead and 13 people injured.

Benschop should make his first court appearance via closed circuit TV within 12 to 24 hours of his arrest, according to Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. At that point, a judge will determine what the bail amount will be in his case.

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