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Thirteen men die in collapse during demolition of a Catholic church in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio, 1853, zoomable map
03/01/1860
Thirteen men were killed when a wall of a church they were demolishing collapsed and buried them under the debris.  St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church in Cincinnati was being torn down to be replaced with a larger building.  The northern wall fell suddenly on the group of mostly Irish immigrant workers and all were killed.  Twelve of the thirteen were married and had children.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The Cincinnati Catastrophe,"  New York Times, March 5, 1860, p. 5.

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