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Avalanche of clay overwhelms workers on Welland Canal. Two workmen were killed and  six others injured when the bank of an excavation on section 4 of the Welland canal near Thorold caved in on Saturday. Picture No.1 shows the scene of the collapse, with a steam shovel at work clearing the debris; No. 2, a rescue party work in the excavation. No.3 is Joseph Dumoulin, one of the two men killed. Nos. 4, 5 and 6 are, respectively, Aldio Gallaza, Rocco Geralamo and Mike Raccici, who were injured. No.7 is Carl Helzig, who narrowly escaped death or injury. Open in full size

Avalanche of clay overwhelms workers on Welland Canal. Two workmen were killed and six others injured when the bank of an excavation on section 4 of the Welland canal near Thorold caved in on Saturday. Picture No.1 shows the scene of the collapse, with a steam shovel at work clearing the debris; No. 2, a rescue party work in the excavation. No.3 is Joseph Dumoulin, one of the two men killed. Nos. 4, 5 and 6 are, respectively, Aldio Gallaza, Rocco Geralamo and Mike Raccici, who were injured. No.7 is Carl Helzig, who narrowly escaped death or injury.

Picture, 1928, English

Avalanche of clay overwhelms workers on Welland Canal. Two workmen were killed and six others injured when the bank of an excavation on section 4 of the Welland canal near Thorold caved in on Saturday. Picture No.1 shows the scene of the collapse, with a steam shovel at work clearing the debris; No. 2, a rescue party work in the excavation. No.3 is Joseph Dumoulin, one of the two men killed. Nos. 4, 5 and 6 are, respectively, Aldio Gallaza, Rocco Geralamo and Mike Raccici, who were injured. No.7 is Carl Helzig, who narrowly escaped death or injury.

Picture, 1928, English

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Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Welland Canal - Disaster

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0108551f