Adair, GA Boiler Explosion, June 1897
THREE KILLED, FIVE HURT.
Adair, Ga., June 30. -- The boiler of an engine attached to a threshing machine exploded Tuesday afternoon, killing three men instantly and fatally injuring four others, while another man had his leg broken, necessitating amputation. The cause of the explosion was low water in the boiler.
All the dead and injured are white except one.
The dead are:
SAM MILLS (colored).
Those fatally wounded:
D. C. HAMBY.
CLARENCE BRANCH, leg broken and had to be amputated.
Sterling Standard Illinois 1897-07-01