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Uncle Bob - Crane Operator, War Yet, Crushed to Death in...
Crane Operator, War Yet, Crushed to Death in Fall of Scoop Bucket Robert Malouf. 25-year-old World War II veteran, of 2415 Niles street, was accidentally crushed to death Friday about 10 miles northeast of Bakersfield beneath a clam-shell bucket of a motor-truck crane. According to Coroner N. C. Houze, Mr. Malouf was killed instantly, ap- ' parently when the brake mechanism slipped and permitted the heavy bucket to drop upon him. Crane Operator He was a crane operator for Hartman Concrete Materials Company, Company, which recently opened np a new sand and gravel field across the Kern River from Kern River Park. Officials of the company explained explained that Mr. Malouf was working working alone at the time of the acci- denj, and bis body was discovered afterwards by the company's production production superintendent, Ed Blanton. Mr. Malouf was bom in Shatter 1 and was graduated from Bakersfield Bakersfield High School before entering commander, and Veteran* of Foreign Foreign Wars. Funeral aervices are pending at the United States army. He served • Alberfc. : bMMtig his brother nis twin brother. Her for two and one-half years in the bert C., are another brother, Theo- Persian Gulf command. | dore R. Malouf, all of Bakersfield: | Member of Legion i his mother, Mrs. L. Littlefield of i He was a member of Easr Bakers-I Bakersfield; a, sister, Mrs. F. A. field Post No. «8». American Legion, j Bagley of Bakersfield; three nieces j I of which his brother, -Mbert J., is and two nephews. I

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 15 Mar 1947, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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