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Columbus, OH Bleachers Collapse, Apr 1928

TWO INJURED WHEN BLEACHERS BREAK DOWN.

ACCIDENT OCCURS AT OHIO SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN.

Columbus, O., April 12. -- AP -- Two pupils at the Ohio State School for the Deaf were seriously injured today when a wooden bleachers upon which they were seated for a photograph collapsed under the weight of about 300 children. The two injured were:
DORA JOHNSON, 16, Greenville.
HELEN CHERRY, 13, Akron.
Fourteen other children suffered minor lacerations and bruises and the remainder were unhurt. They were sitting for the annual school photograph when the stand collapsed. School officials said the stand had been approved by the City Building Inspector after it was built, but that the rear jacks sank into the soft earth causing the collapse. More than 450 children were on the bleachers, a two-thirds section of which fell.

Lancaster Daily Eagle Ohio 1928-04-12



article | by Dr. Radut