Los Angeles, CA Girl Killed by Falling Wall, Mar 1902


LOS ANGELES, Mar. 7 -- While standing on the sidewalk at the corner of Third and Rose Streets in this city yesterday afternoon, Mamie Boyle was caught under the falling wall of a building in course of construction, and completely buried under tons of brick.
Although a score of men went to work will all the possible speed to rescue her, when her body was found, in less than five minutes after the accident, life was extinct.

The responsibility for the accident has not yet been fixed. The contractor says the collapse was due to a combination of circumstances; the rain which softened the mortar, the absence of anchoring devices in the wall and the high wind of yesterday afternoon.

Press and Horticulturist, Riverside, CA 11 Mar 1902