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Title supplied by cataloger. 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."
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