Cartersville, GA Car Works Explosion, Feb 1882
SIX MEN KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION AT ATLANTA, GA.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 17.
This morning, five minutes before going to work, the boiler of the Georgia car works, located at Cartersville, four miles from Atlanta, on the Western and Atlantic railway, exploded with terrible effect, killing six men and wounding a number of others, some of whom will die, besides tearing the greater portion of the building to pieces.
The killed are:
SAM DAVIS, all the above colored.
ELLIS LAWS and HENRY HICKSON are fatally wounded, and are expected to die at any moment.
ED L. HAND, the engineer, was turning on steam at the time of the explosion, and so badly injured that he will die. C. E. LUCAS, superintendent of sleeping-car notoriety, he being the inventor of the Lucas sleeping-car, was roughly but not dangerously handled. Five or six others were injured by broken ribs and other painful but not serious wounds. When the boiler exploded the gauge showed only eighty pounds of steam, and the men were gathered about the boiler waiting preparatory to commencing work.
Waukesha Freeman Wisconsin 1882-02-23