South Omaha, NE Well Cave In, Feb 1907


Man Imprisoned by Cave-in Received Air Supply Through Pipe.

South Omaha, Nebr., Feb. 13.---After being imprisoned at the bottom of a 40-foot well, covered with tons of earth, for twenty-four hours, and receiving his air supply through an iron pipe, Herman Frankholdt, a well digger, was yesterday dug out and found practically uninjured.

Frankholdt was digging a well near South Omaha Monday morning, when the well caved in. He signaled by tapping on an iron ladder, and finally his signal was heard. After eight hours' digging in relays the imprisoned man was released.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 14 Feb 1907