New Castle, PA Boiler Explosion, Apr 1890

A BOILER COLLAPSES.

THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL BADLY INJURED.

New Castle, Pa., April 22. -- An explosion occurred at the AEtna mills this morning. Three men were killed and several injured, two of whom will die.
At that hour, while all of the men were working, the flue end of the big boiler collapsed with a deafening roar, and in a moment the place was so dense with scorching steam that a full half hour was lost before the injured men could be rescued and the last body recovered.
Those instantly killed were:
JOE KLINGONSMITH.
JOHN WELCH.
JOHNNY MURPHY could not be found for some time. His body was finally discovered in the fly wheel pit, where it had been hurled and ground to a pulp.
The injured were:
BARNEY REGAN, horribly scalded.
L. S. SCHAEFNOCKER, badly hurt by flying debris and scalded.
JOE ROUNDS, arm broken and bruised.
JOHNNY MYERS, burned.
No cause can yet be given for the breakage of the boiler.

Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1890-04-24