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Cave-in at Echo Park site kills construction worker
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;24 x 31 cm. on sheet 29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
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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