Copemish, MI Boiler Explosion, Sep 1899

THREE DEAD, FOUR DYING.

BOILER EXPLOSION AT COPEMISH, MICH., WRECKS A BOWL FACTORY.

Manistee, Mich., Sept. 2. -- The boiler in Chapman & Sargent's bowl factory at Copemish, 30 miles north of here, exploded yesterday, killing three men and fatally injuring three others.
The dead:
CHARLES HANDY.
PERRY MELAFONT.
GEORGE ESTABROOK.
Fatally injured:
OLIVER SANDERS.
ROBERT PETERSON.
CHARLES TAYLOR.
HOWARD KETCHAM.
GEORGE RICE was severely but not fatally scalded. The building was totally wrecked, debris being scattered for 80 yards around. Water was immediately thrown on the ruins and fire prevented.
HANDY, who was the fireman, was found with his head blown completely off.

Adams County Free Press Corning Iowa 1899-09-07