Hutsonville, IL Boiler Explosion, Apr 1890

FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.

TWO MEN KILLED AND THREE FATALLY HURT SIX OTHERS WOUNDED.

Hutsonville, Ills., April 3. -- Five lives will probably be lost through a boiler explosion here. The stave mill of J. H. HUSSING & Co., at this place, was blown to pieces, and the proprietor and one of his men instantly killed. Nine persons were kinjured. Of these, three are fatally hurt and the wounds of two others are serious. The force of the explosion was terrific, every building in town being shaken. The body of MR. HUSSING was badly mangled. The factory was literally demolished, much valuable machinery being destroyed. The cause of the explosion is supposed to have been low water in the boiler.

Alton Telegraph Illinois 1890-04-03