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Workers attempt to rescue John M. Burns, Robert Rosenthal, and Bernard Glennin after a cave-in, Los Angeles, 1937
Date Created and/or Issued
April 1937
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Three laborers employed by the Bureau of Power and Light were seriously injured when the walls of a sixteen-foot ditch collapsed. It is speculated that the timberwork used to support the dirt was not strong enough. The victims were John M. Burns, who suffered a crushed chest and laceration about the head and face, Robert Rosenthal, who suffered contusions of the head, lacerations of the arms, and a possible spinal injury, and Bernard Glennin, who sustained internal injuries and a sprained shoulder.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Three Men, All Hurt, Saved from Ditch Cave-in Death," Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr 1937: A1.
Men gather along the sides of the ditch, some of them with shovels.
Text from negative sleeve: 8475 - EXCAVATION CAVE-IN ON HIGHLAND, INJURING THREE 4/23/37 [stamped:] Apr 23 1937
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Excavation--California--Los Angeles
Wounds & injuries--California--Los Angeles
Rescues--California--Los Angeles
Rosenthal, Robert, b. 1918 or 19
Glennin, Bernard Thomas, 1896-1969
Burns, John M., 1892 or 93
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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