Worcester, MA Plant Fire, Apr 1896

Thrown Out of Work by Fire.

WORCHESTER, Mass., April 7.---Fire broke out yesterday in the spring department of the Washburg & Moen Manufacturingcompany's plant at Quinsigamond village, resulting in a loss of $150,000 to $175,000. The loss is fully covered by a blanket policy in the Manufacturer' Mutual. Two hundred men, nearly all of them skilled workmen, will be out of work until the building can be rebuilt. The fire was caused by an oil pipe running near the furnace.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 7 Apr 1896