Mingo Junction, OH Roof Collapse, Dec 1949


Steubenville (AP) - One man was killed and another injured in the collapse of a roof at the Mingo Junction plant of the Wheeling Steel Corp. late last night, firemen reported today.
Collapse of the metal roof of the 40 x 40 foot pump room suspended all operations at the plant temporarily, firemen said.

Mingo Junction police identified the dead man as WILLIAM STODDARD, 41, of Mingo Junction, in charge of the pump machines which supply the "wind"
for the plant's three blast furnaces. They said he was killed instantly.
RALPH DEBACCO, 35, of Mingo Junction, a motor inspector, was in Ohio Valley Hospital. He suffered from a compound fracture of the right leg, lacerations and shock.
Firemen said the collapse of the metal roof took place about 11 p.m. It fell on one of the pumps supplying air to No. 3 blast furnace, they said.

Evening Independent Massillon Ohio 1949-12-12