North Haven, CT Chemical Plant Explosion, May 1953

6 Workmen Injured In Plant Explosion

NORTH HAVEN, Conn., May 20. (AP)---Six workmen were injured today when an explosion wrecked a chemical plant and jarred a wide area of this community.

Two of the injured were in serious condition at a New Haven hospital. They were blown through a closed door by the force of the blast.

The cinder-block building owned by the Carwin Chemical Co., collapsed as the explosion buckled its walls. Debris was scattered over a wide area.

Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV 21 May 1953


Chemical Plant Blast Hurts 6.

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (INS)---A roaring explosion heard for miles around the scene ripped apart the Carwin Chemical Co. plant of North Haven today, injuring six workers.

Police said two other men thought to be hurt were apparently out of the plant when the blast demolished the one-story, brick building.

Three of the injured were taken to New Haven Hospital with severe burns.

Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY 20 May 1953


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Eight Persons Injured in Chemical Plant Blast

Eight Persons Injured in Chemical Plant Blast

NORTH HAVEN, Conn -- Eight persons were injured, two critically, when an explosion blew out the front of a two-story brick building at the Carwin Chemical Co. plant early today.

The injured were taken to the hospital of St. Raphael and the Grace-New Haven hospital in nearby New Haven.

The injured men were part of a 13-man night shift.

Arthur Thomas, night shift foreman was trapped on the second floor when the fire broke out immediately after the blast. He escaped by jumping from a window. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Thomas said he believes the explosion was caused by fumes which seeped into the 100-foot long building from a mixing vat outside the building.

North Adams Transcript, North Adams, MA 20 May 1953

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