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Duluth, MN Garbage Incinerator Accident, Sept 1908


Herald Special Service.

Duluth, Minn., Sept. 21.---Pat. Tierney, teamster for the Zenith Paper company, fell into the city gargabe[sic] incinerator today and before he could be rescued was so terribly burned that he will doubtless die.

Tierney was dumping a load of paper into the incinerator. The box in his wagon slipped off and Tierney fell into the furnace with his load of refuse. Before he could be pulled out his clothes were burned from his body.

Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 22 Sept 1908

article | by Dr. Radut