Fairpoint, OH Dynamite Accident, Jan 1904


Attempt to Thaw Explosive Once More Causes Fatal Accident.

Wheeling, Jan. 30.----THOMAS PAUL of Philadelphia, employed on the Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling improvements at Fairpoint, O., 16 miles west of here, was instantly killed in an explosion of dynamite and several other were injured.

Paul took 25 sticks of dynamite to a fire to thaw out the explosive. A box of caps let go, the dynamite following, and Paul was blown 30 feet across the track and instantly killed. His features were mutilated beyond recognition.

Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA 30 Jan 1904