Waynesburg, PA Plant Explosion, Feb 1914
GAS PUMPING PLANT EXPLODES; ONE KILLED.
Waynesburg, Pa., Feb. 19. -- With a roar that was heard for miles, the pumping station of the Manufacturers Light & Heat company, one mile from here, was blown to pieces early today. JOHN SPICER in charge of the station, was hurled through the air 50 feet and when found two hours later was in a dying condition.
Three other men were seriously hurt.
The pumps in the station were wrecked and the gas igniting blazed a hundred feet into the air.
The station was the principal pumping point on the company's main line from the West Virginia natural gas fields to the Pittsburgh district.
Waterloo Evening Courier Iowa 1914-02-19