Bradner, OH Hercules Nitro Plant Explosion, Nov 1907
BLAST LEVELS TOWN, KILLS 2 WOUNDS FOUR
Terrific Explosion Shakes the Ground for 40 Miles Around Bradner, Ohio.
WIRES DOWN, DETAILS FEW
Reported in Sandusky That Most of the Town is in Ruins
One Victim is Blown to Pieces, Not a Shred of His Body Being Found, While Another Roasts to Death.
Sandusky, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- A terrific concussion was felt here today caused by an explosion of nitro-glycerine at Bradner, Ohio, 40 miles from here. It is reported that most of the town of Bradner has been destroyed, but as the wires are down, nothing definite can be ascertained.
The report here is that no one was killed, but that a number of people were injured.
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Two men were killed and three or four injured today in an explosion in the Hercules nitro-glycerine factory, which was demolished, and numerous houses were shattered in the town. The concussion was felt for 60 miles around.
The following were killed:
W. C. CISCO
JOHN W. ASHBURN, an employe.
HARRY BOSTON, the superintendent, was probably injured.
CISCO was blown to pieces, not even a shred of his body being found. WASHBURN died a horrible death, lying screaming on the ground among the debris, burning to death.
The San Antonio Light Texas 1907-11-13