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January 13, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN and JIM MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A balloon attempting a record-breaking flight around the world struck a mountain shortly after liftoff and made an emergency landing near here Tuesday, disappointing promoters but causing no harm to the three-member crew. The sophisticated craft, a dual-balloon vehicle that is taller than the length of a football field, made a promising ascent into cloudy skies at 10:10 a.m. as a crowd of 500 onlookers cheered.
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July 29, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bolivian woman who survived a 600-foot fall from a mountaintop observation deck was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Sun Hwa Kim, 52, suffered back, neck and head injuries but no broken bones Monday when she plunged from Grunt's Overview in the San Jacinto Mountains, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. She had been stranded for hours on the slope before rescuers carried her to safety about 2 a.m.
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October 30, 1991 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawyer for environmental artist Christo said Tuesday he has been shown no proof that a woman killed near one of the artist's giant umbrellas in Tejon pass was actually struck by the umbrella, which official reports blame for the death. "There is no one who has told us that it hit her," said Scott Hodes, a Chicago-based lawyer. "There are some people who are not certain that the umbrella hit her at all," he said, referring to witnesses he said he had interviewed.
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June 16, 1997 | Associated Press
A U.S. Border Patrol agent died after tumbling down a ravine while trying to locate what he thought was a group of illegal immigrants, authorities said Sunday. Stephen Starch, 25, of the El Cajon station, died late Saturday afternoon from severe head trauma, according to Border Patrol spokesman Jim Pilkington. "We're pretty sure the head trauma was caused after the accidental fall," Pilkington said from the Border Patrol's San Diego headquarters.
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July 29, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bolivian woman who survived a 600-foot fall from a mountaintop observation deck was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Sun Hwa Kim, 52, suffered back, neck and head injuries but no broken bones Monday when she plunged from Grunt's Overview in the San Jacinto Mountains, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. She had been stranded for hours on the slope before rescuers carried her to safety about 2 a.m.
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June 16, 1997 | Associated Press
A U.S. Border Patrol agent died after tumbling down a ravine while trying to locate what he thought was a group of illegal immigrants, authorities said Sunday. Stephen Starch, 25, of the El Cajon station, died late Saturday afternoon from severe head trauma, according to Border Patrol spokesman Jim Pilkington. "We're pretty sure the head trauma was caused after the accidental fall," Pilkington said from the Border Patrol's San Diego headquarters.
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May 29, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego County man who broke his arm while exploring an abandoned mine shaft near this remote desert community was pulled to safety early Monday after spending the night at the bottom of the shaft. Jeff Smith, 29, of Fallbrook, was airlifted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, where he was treated and released.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1992
California's top fire official has begun a massive entertainment industry education campaign because of a rash of recent accidents on movie location sites. "There have been six major accidents in Southern California since June that involved fires, severe injuries and emergency response," state Fire Marshal Ronny Coleman told the California Film Commission this week. Twelve people have been treated for second- and third-degree burns that involved special effects and stunts, Coleman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
After celebrating her son's wedding, Cindy Conolly wanted to soak up a little more California sun before heading back home to Iowa. So she stayed by the Oxnard surf Monday afternoon when fiance Bob Pierson walked back to their beachfront hotel. She didn't return to the hotel, and it would be an agonizing six hours before Pierson learned what had happened.
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June 2, 2000
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January 13, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN and JIM MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A balloon attempting a record-breaking flight around the world struck a mountain shortly after liftoff and made an emergency landing near here Tuesday, disappointing promoters but causing no harm to the three-member crew. The sophisticated craft, a dual-balloon vehicle that is taller than the length of a football field, made a promising ascent into cloudy skies at 10:10 a.m. as a crowd of 500 onlookers cheered.
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October 30, 1991 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawyer for environmental artist Christo said Tuesday he has been shown no proof that a woman killed near one of the artist's giant umbrellas in Tejon pass was actually struck by the umbrella, which official reports blame for the death. "There is no one who has told us that it hit her," said Scott Hodes, a Chicago-based lawyer. "There are some people who are not certain that the umbrella hit her at all," he said, referring to witnesses he said he had interviewed.
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May 29, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego County man who broke his arm while exploring an abandoned mine shaft near this remote desert community was pulled to safety early Monday after spending the night at the bottom of the shaft. Jeff Smith, 29, of Fallbrook, was airlifted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, where he was treated and released.
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August 24, 1987
Ten people were injured Sunday in two separate accidents involving Southern California Rapid Transit District buses, police and RTD officials said. Five people were injured about 10:30 a.m. when a bus collided with a car at 1st and Hill streets in downtown Los Angeles, said Los Angeles Police Department Accident Investigator Mark Johnson. Three bus passengers and the car driver, Rahniel Chady, were treated at a nearby hospital and released, Johnson said.
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March 25, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton. A 48-year-old diver drowned in September while cleaning a water tank in preparation for shooting an underwater scene at the Polsa Rosa Ranch in northern Los Angeles County. After an investigation, California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited Silver Bullet Productions Inc. for various violations of the state labor code stemming from the fatality, according to a report issued Wednesday.
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