Auburn, NY Boiler Explosion, Sept 1870

Boiler Explosion at Auburn--A Building Demolished and One Man Killed--

AUBURN, N. Y., Sept. 20.---The steam boiler in T. R. STALKER's planing-mill exploded at 6 o'clock this morning completely demolishing the large brick building in which it was located, and badly damaging other buildings in the immediate vicinity. The foreman having charge of the engine was buried in the ruins, and taken out dead, being scalded from head to foot. His name was JAMES HAMILTON. The boiler was of twenty-horse power. The total damage will reach $15,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 21 Sept 1870