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Title
Cave-in at Echo Park site kills construction worker
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
1987
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
A 30-year-old construction worker (face seen at lower middle) was killed Wednesday when he was buried by a cave-in at a construction site on the 1400 block of Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park. Jesus Flores of El Monte was helping to dig foundations for an apartment house when part of the hillside caved in on top of him. Flores was knocked face down and buried under more than two feet of earth. Fellow workers tried feverishly to clear Flores' face. Paramedics who arrived a few minutes later, helped to clear the earth away to chest level and tried to revive him without success. Photograph dated January 8, 1987.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 31 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00094859
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b005_f4_i24
CARL0005063665
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/33445
Subject
Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Dead persons--California--Los Angeles
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Landslides--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction workers--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Landslides--California--Los Angeles
Rescues--California--Los Angeles
Echo Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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