Aerial Ladder Collapses at Fire

Aerial Ladder Collapses at Fire

While being operated at a small fire on the ninth floor of the Newhouse Hotel. Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 10, a metal aerial ladder collapsed, killing a lieutenant and injuring three firemen.

While the cause of the accident has not yet been reported officially, a committee appointed by the City Commission, and consisting of City Engineer W. D. Beers and City Attorney E. R. Christensen, has made an investigation, in collaboration with the Board of Underwriters of the Pacific, the State Industrial Commission and the U. S. Bureau of Mines. The committee is expected to issue an official report on the matter shortly.

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