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Edward Zimmerman

Edward Zimmerman

...had a hard time getting through the crowds....

Edward Zimmerman was a welder/burner who owned a welding shop on the 4100 block of West Lake Street.  He was called to help in the rescue efforts, and had a hard time getting through the crowds of people as he carried two tanks of oxygen on his shoulders.  Edward worked for forty-eight straight hours cutting holes in the hull of the Eastland to get people out.  He was later awarded a star by Cook County Coroner Peter Hoffman.

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