Fairport, OH Dynamite Explosion, Jan 1904
HURLED TWENTY-FIVE FEET BY EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, O.; While working Friday on the double tracking of the C. L. & W. railroad at Fairport, four miles north of here, THOMAS PAUL was fatally hurt by the explosion of twenty-three sticks of dynamite which was being thawed out.
PAUL was hurled twenty-five feet. Although terribly mangled, he lived for an hour. Others of the construction gang escaped with slight injuries. The explosion was felt for more than a mile away.
The Elyria Chronicle Ohio 1904-01-30
An explosion of dynamite Friday at Fairpoint near St. Clairsville, horribly mangled THOMAS PAUL, who was â€œthawing outâ€ the explosive, killing him instantly. A large number of men had left the fatal spot only a few minutes before the explosion. They were knocked down and tossed about but none seriously injured.
The Cambridge Jeffersonian Ohio 1904-02-04