Huntington, IN Dynamite Explosion, Dec 1894


Huntington, Ind., Dec. 5. -- A quantity of dynamite for use in the big sewer which is being constructed exploded, resulting in the instant death of two men and serious injury to three others.
HENRY BAIN and FRED STADLER had their faces mangled, skulls crushed and eyes torn out.
JOHN FREEHAFER, THOMAS JONES and JOHN FIRST are the others injured.
JONES is a cripple for life. The others will recover.
In using the dynamite one cartridge did not go off, and the men struck the unexploded dynamite with their picks, causing the explosion.

Middletown Daily Argus New York 1894-12-05