The Cauwets’ fireplace shows extensive damage after it crumbled during the May 23 earthquake. Stan Cauwet was buried under the rubble and suffered cuts, bruises and a broken leg.
A Cupertino couple who were visiting their Lake Almanor home suffered injuries when their rock fireplace collapsed during the May 23 earthquake.
Stan and Marion Cauwet said they were sitting by the fireplace when the magnitude 5.7 quake struck.
Stan Cauwet, 55, sustained a broken left leg, a sprained right ankle and knee and a gash on his head that required stitches after the fireplace collapsed on top of him.
Marion Cauwet, 62, who said she was able to dive under a table, escaped with bruises to her back and head.