Haverstraw, NY Rockland Print Works Fire, Sept 1875
LOSSES BY FIRE.
TWO MEN KILLED BY THE FALLING OF A WALL.
At 8 o'clock yesterday morning fire was discovered in the ole dye-house belonging to the Rockland Print Works, Haverstraw, and the heat soon become so severe that nothing could be done but save the remaining buildings. The dye-house was completely destroyed. Peter J. Dennen, printer, and several others were passing over a bridge from the printing-room to the dye-house when the cable end of that building fell in and crushed Dennen's skull, killing him instantly, and at the same time covering up several laborers with the falling material. John-Bowers died shortly after he was taken out; the others were injured slightly. The company will resume operations as soon as the insurance agents view the building destroyed. The loss cannot at present be estimated. The company has a new dye-house just completed, so that none of the employes[sic] will be thrown out of employment.
The New York Times, New York, NY 27 Sept 1875