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San Antonio, TX Falls Four Stories from Telephone Bldg, May 1930

Fall of Four Stories Not Believed Fatal.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 15. (AP).---With a slight improvement noted in the condition, P. Brooks, 45, who fell four stories to a cement floor on the new Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Building here Wednesday afternoon, will live to tell the tale, it was indicated Thursday.

No bones were broken in the long fall, an examination at the hospital revealed, although the man suffering from severe internal injuries.

Employed as a rivet catcher on the building, Brooks evidently lost his balance while working on the fourth floor. He plunged unchecked to a concrete floor at the base of the building and did not lose consciousness until after his arrival at the hospital.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 16 May 1930

article | by Dr. Radut