Mobile, AL Power Plant Explosion, Feb 1919

MOBILE POWER PLANT BADLY WRECKED.

BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS ONE, HURTS 13, DOES $500,000 DAMAGE.

(By United Press.)
Mobile, Ala., Feb. 22. -- Workmen were busy early today clearing away the debris from the explosion in Mobile's power house last night, in an effort to put the plant in condition to furnish the city with light and power by tonight.
The city was plunged into darkness at 8:20 o'clock last night when the main boiler of the plant exploded, killing one and injuring 13 men. Four of the injured are now expected to die. No names are available as yet, as all have not been removed from the wreckage.
Buildings were rocked for blocks around by the force of the explosion. The monetary damage is estimated at more than $500,000. Mobile industries which depended upon the plant for power are idle today.
Fire broke out in the power house shortly after one o'clock this morning and added to the destruction.

Star Anniston Alabama 1919-02-22