Crane Operator Had Drugs in His System After Philly Building Collapse: Sources

Source: Vince Lattanzio / NBC Philadelphia

Sources tell NBC10 two drugs were found in the system of the man operating a crane at the site of Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in downtown Philadelphia.

Sean Benschop, 42, had marijuana and prescription painkillers in his blood hours after the outer wall of 2136 Market Street tumbled down onto the Salvation Army Thrift Shop Wednesday morning, sources said.

The Center City collapse buried nearly two dozen people under brick, cement and wood. Six people were killed and 13 hurt in the collapse. One woman was buried for 13 hours under rubble before being rescued.

Sources say Benschop was taken to a nearby hospital after the collapse to take a blood and urine test. Those tests were expedited for quick results.

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