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Danville, VA New Building Collapses, May 1889

TUMBLED INTO A RUIN.

A NEW BUILDING COLLAPSES, KILLING FIVE MEN AND WOUNDING SEVEN.

Danville, Va., May 31. -- An awful casualty occurred here yesterday. A force of men were engaged on a brick factory, which J. C. Penn, tobacconist, was building. The building was an immense affair, about 200 feet long and six stories high. The bricklayers had just completed the walls, but there was no roof on the building. The wind was blowing a gale, and one of the walls got out of plum. The force of hands went to different parts of the building to brace the walls, and were so engaged when the entire structure collapsed.
Killed were:
ROBERT PRUITT.
D. N. COLLIE.
G. B. JONES.
WILLIAM YOUNG.
BUCK HOOPER.
Seven others were more or less injured.

Logansport Pharos Tribune Indiana 1889-05-31



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