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Crane buckles at work site killing 2 and injuring 5
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This accident occurred during the construction of the Mellon Bank Center, located at 400 S. Hope Street.
Photograph caption dated May 16, 1981 reads, "Workers sift through the rubble left when a crane collapsed at a construction site at Fourth and Hope streets yesterday, killing two and injuring five others. The huge crane toppled into a 100-foot excavation, dragging down with it a wooden trailer that served as a temporary office. Russell Ellwood Nordstrom, 67, of Glendale, the construction engineer, and Frances Lemke, 59, of San Gabriel, the secretary for the Swinerton and Walberg Co. - the contractors for the 26-story building - were both killed. Cal-OSHA investigators said they would be working through the weekend to determine if the crane, reportedly owned by the Herrick Corp. of Hayward, had lifted too heavy a load or was structurally defective."
1 photographic print :b&w ;35 x 25 cm. on sheet 36 x 29 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Construction industry--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Cranes, derricks, etc.--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction equipment--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction workers--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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