Odebolt, IA Ruins Collapse, Feb 1907
BUILDING PREVIOUSLY RUINED BY FIRE AND MEN WERE CAUGHT IN DEATH TRAP.
(By Associated Press.)
Odebolt, Ia., Feb. 11. -- Three men were killed, seven more injured in the collapse of the ruins of the MADISON-MOTLE general store here this afternoon.
The dead are:
HARRY JOHNSON; seriously injured.
MAT MAYER; will die.
Monday night, the store caught fire and the interior of the building burned out.
The men who were caught in the death trap were working on the inside of an unsupported wall. While an effort was being made to straighten the wall it collapsed, a mass of bricks falling inward and burying eight or ten men.
Eau Claire Leader Wisconsin 1907-02-12