Ogden, UT Giant Powder Explosion, Apr 1896
WORKMEN ARE KILLED.
TERRIFIC PREMATURE EXPLOSION OF GIANT POWDER NEAR OGDEN, UTAH.
SEVEN MEN KNOWN TO BE DEAD AND OTHERS MAY HAVE PERISHED.
Ogden, Utah, April 10. -- A terrific explosion resulting in the killing of seven men and the injuring of several others occurred shortly after 6 o'clock in the canon, four miles from this city.
The men were employed by the Pioneer Power Dam company and were about to prepare a blast, when a premature explosion occurred.
The killed are:
A report was widely circulated later that there were over 200 men near the scene of the accident previous to the explosion, and it is generally believed the loss of life has been far greater than at first reported.
Foreman DAN MOREAN was loading a hole for a blast and had sprung it several times with giant powder so as to get in a large quantity of black powder, and it is supposed the hole had not sufficiently cooled. When the accident occurred three men who were assisting in the work were thrown 500 feet over a cliff, alighting on the river bank. The physicians went immediately to the scene and the killed and wounded were brought to this city.
Daily Huronite South Dakota 1896-04-10