Louisville, KY Grain Warehouse Accident, Aug 1871


The Floors of a Grain Warehouse Fall Thought to the Cellar - Three Men Killed.

Louisville, August 30, 1871

About ten o'clock this morning the fourth floor of Whitney, Brown & Co.'s grain warehouse gave way under the heavy weight, and the large quantity of grain crashed through the floors into the cellar, killing three men, one white and two colored. Two prominent Main street merchants had just stepped out of the building when the crash occurred, and were blown into the street by the concussion, which burst off the doors of the building and shattered the glass in the windows.

New York Herald, New York, NY 31 Aug 1871