Waterville, ME Kennebec Framing Co Boiler Explosion, Jan 1882
WATERVILLE, Me., Jan. 28.----The boiler in the steam mill of the Kennebec Framing Company at Fairfield exploded this morning with terrific force. A son of ex-Warden Rice was killed, and John Avery, the engineer, were buried in the ruins. George McKeown and John Smith, a foreman, were wounded, and several others were slightly injured. The underwork of the mill is on fire and still burning. The accident is suppose to have been caused by a lack of water in the boiler. The loss by the explosion cannot now be estimated.
The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Jan 1882