Youngstown, OH Ohio Powder Works Explosion, Oct 1891


The Remains of Two Men Scattered Over A Ten Acre Field.

PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 28.---A Chronicle-Telegraph, Youngstown, Ohio, special says:

"Shortly before 3 o'clock this morning the glaze mill of the Ohio Powder Works, located four miles north of here exploded, killing two men; Thomas Maags and Ben Sommers and completely destroying the mill. At the time the mill contained 500 kegs of powder, and the mutilated remains of the men were scattered over a ten acre field.

"The mill had been running four months and is comparatively new, and the men killed were the only two employed in the mill this morning."

The Macon Telegraph, Macon, GA 29 Oct 1891