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Crane buckles at work site killing 2 and injuring 5
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This accident occurred during the construction of the Mellon Bank Center, located at 400 S. Hope Street.
Workers sifted through the rubble left when a crane collapsed at a construction site at Fourth and Hope streets yesterday, killing two and injuring five others. The huge crane toppled into a 100-foot excavation, dragging down with it a wooden trailer that served as a temporary office. Russell Ellwood Nordstrom, 67, of Glendale, the construction engineer, and Frances Lemke, 59, of San Gabriel, the secretary for the Swinerton and Walberg Co. - the contractors for the 26-story building - were both killed. Cal-OSHA investigators said they would be working through the weekend to determine if the crane, reportedly owned by the Herrick Corp. of Hayward, had lifted too heavy a load or was structurally defective. Photograph dated May 16, 1981.
1 photographic print :b&w ;25 x 32 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Construction industry--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Cranes, derricks, etc.--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction equipment--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction workers--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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