Brooklyn, NY Shellac Plant Explosion, Sep 1941

EXPLOSION KILLS TWO IN BROOKLYN.

New York, Sept. 12 (AP) -- An explosion in a Brooklyn shellac plant killed the owner and an employe today and injured five other men and two boys.
The blast, which wrecked the plant, blew CHARLES COMERFORD, 50, plant owner, and two other workmen into the street. COMERFORD died several hours later in a hospital.
The other dead man was identified tentatively as FRED FIEDLER, 40, father of four children.
Firemen said the explosion probably was caused by spontaneous combustion.

Frederick News-Post Maryland 1941-09-13