Burlington, VT Foundry Fire, Jan 1882


BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 26.----At Wallace H. Brink & Co.'s foundry here, at 5 o'clock this afternoon, eight workmen were making a five-ton casting when the ladle was accidentally overturned, and the whole mass of molten metal poured out, setting the building on fire. Patrick Donnelly, 50 years old, was dreadfully burned, the greater part of the skin dropping off. His injuries will probably prove fatal. He has a wife and a large family. Benjamin Wright, 25 years old, married, and Thomas Crowley, 21 years old, single, were seriously, and perhaps fatally, burned. James Haydn, 45 years old, was also dangerously burned. The other four men escaped without injury. The foundry was gutted, and the pecuniary damage will amount to several thousand dollars.

The New York Times, New York, NY 27 Jan 1882