Cambridge, MA Still Explosion and Fire, Jun 1922

Killed By Exploding Still.

Alexander Rutstein Victim In Boston-Fire Wrecks Building.

Cambridge, Mass., June 25.-Alexander Rutstein of the Dorchester District, Boston, died at a hospital today as a result of burns sustained when a still exploded in a factory building in East Cambridge on Friday, resulting in fire which ruined the building. Two other men are still in the hospital suffering from severe burns.

The police said that in an ante-mortem statement Rutstein admitted that he had been manufacturing liquor with the two other men in a part of the building which he had rented. He is alleged to have said that they had been carrying on operations for ten days and had not sold any of the liquor.

Large quantities of liquor were found in the factory ruins.

The New York Times, New York, NY 26 Jun 1922