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Welland Ship Canal Accident at Lock Six


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A photograph of an accident during the construction of the Welland Ship Canal (Fourth Canal) that took place at Lock Six in Thorold, Ontario. August 1928.
Notes:
File Number: 09/pt1/16-1.4

The accident occurred on August 1, 1928 when two cranes were trying to erect an 80 foot steel beam. The boom on one of the cranes slipped and swung out too far causing the crane to topple into the lock. 10 men died in total, 8 died the day of the accident and two men died two days later as a result of their injuries.
Date of Publication:
Aug 1928
Dimensions:
Width: 11.4 cm
Height: 6.9 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 10.4cm
Image Height: 6cm
Subject(s):
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1316826453592 Longitude: -79.192928121643
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Welland Ship Canal Accident at Lock Six


A photograph of an accident during the construction of the Welland Ship Canal (Fourth Canal) that took place at Lock Six in Thorold, Ontario. August 1928.