Poplar Bluff, MO Saw Mill Explosion, Jan 1888

FATAL POWER OF STEAM.

A SAW MILL COMPLETELY WRECKED -- THREE MEN KILLED, THREE MORE DYING.

Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jan. 29. -- A steam boiler exploded in the saw mill of R. H. Perkins Saturday afternoon, killing three men and fatally injuring three more.
The killed are:
JUDGE J. R. STRAMOUNT.
JOHN CHRONISTER.
JOHN MOORE.
ROBERT MALCOM was fatally scalded and RICHARD H. PERKINS, the proprietor, and RICHARD ROBINS were fatally hurt. CLAIBORN and ROBERT SPENCER, who were employed about the mill, were also badly hurt, while four others escaped with slight injuries.
The entire mill and 100 feet of shed attached to it were blown down and portions of the boiler were carried 300 yards.

Mitchell Daily Republican South Dakota 1888-01-29