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Natural gas explosion at Sylmar
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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At least 20 workers were trapped in an aqueduct tunnel near Sylmar, Calif., after a natural gas explosion. The workers were constructing part of a five-mile tunnel for the Department of Water and Power.
Photograph caption reads: "Service shaft where rescuers are trying to reach men in tunnel. Crane at left is raising and lowering large cage filled with rescue workers and investigators trying to reach victims in San Fernando water tunnel. Shaft is situated about midway along 5 1/2 mile tunnel now filled with poisonous gasses. Large pipe protruding from shaft acts as an exhaust for deadly fumes". Photograph dated: June 25,1971.
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Search and rescue operations--California--Los Angeles
Construction industry--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Tunnels--California--Los Angeles
Natural gas--California--Los Angeles
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sylmar (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views
Aerial photographs
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.).Department of Water and Power

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