Lanark, WI Powder Explosion, May 1907

Charley Hammond of Lanark was quite seriously injured Monday by the premature explosion of a blast of powder. Mr. Hammond was engaged in blasting rock for the foundation of a barn and while tamping in the charge the steel drill he was using produced a spark which ignited the blast. He was badly cut and bruised and one of his eyes was seriously injured. Present reports are that he will recover.

The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI 18 May 1907