|Title||Rescue effort after a sand spill at Layrite Concrete Products Company, Seattle, 1956 |
|Caption||After three hours of digging, Ed Lucero, 18, was rescued from a bin of shifting sand that had threatened to become his grave. The young worker was buried when he tried to break a frozen crust on a huge hopper of sand at the Layrite Concrete Products Company. Firemen, policemen and volunteers dug with shovels, but Lucero kept sinking. Foreman Marvin Anderson held on to Lucero when he fell.|
Once he was out of danger, Lucero took control of his rescue operation by giving directions on digging and shoring up the sand. Even when he was uncovered to his knees he could not release himself due to the pressure. By the time he was freed he was 12 feet lower than when he started. He kept his cap on throughout the ordeal and was concerned about losing his union button.
|Notes||Layrite Concrete Products Co. was located at 7265 E. Marginal Way.|
Handwritten on sleeve: CAVE-INS, Seattle, Layrite Brick - Marginal Way.
Caption information source: PI research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: February 1, 1956.
|Subjects||Rescues--Washington (State)--Seattle; Rescue workers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Laborers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sand--Washington (State)--Seattle; Accidents--Washington (State)--Seattle; Laborers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Concrete products industry--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Lucero, Ed|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.1448.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |