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THE BAY AREA QUAKE : 5:04 P.M. : A TIME WHEN LIVES CHANGED : Tales of the Quake: Death, Heroes and Luck : Death Comes on Church Steeple

October 20, 1989|MICHAEL CONNELLY

Curtis Currin, a 24-year-old systems engineer from Redwood City, was working on a church steeple at St. Joseph's Seminary in Los Altos when the earthquake struck.

The steeple collapsed and he fell with it, suffering traumatic injuries when the structure crushed him. He died about an hour later.

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