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Title
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
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Several men stand in the ditch working at the dirt with shovels. Other men stand on the edge of the ditch, the one closest to the camera holding a shovel as he watches.
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.
Text from negative sleeve: 8475 - EXCAVATION CAVE-IN ON HIGHLAND, INJURING THREE 4/23/37 [stamped:] Apr 23 1937
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_14638
ark:/21198/zz002j889t
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
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
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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