Collinwood, OH Boiler Explosion In Power House, Nov 1906

FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.

SIX MEN KILLED AND FIVE VERY SERIOUSLY INJURED WHILE AT WORK NEAR A BOILER WHICH EXPLODED.

EXPLOSION OCCURED ON THE LAKE SHORE AND MICHIGAN SOUTHERN AT COLLINWOOD, A SUBURB OF CLEVELAND.

THE END OF THE BOILER BLEW OUT, SCALDING THE MEN TO DEATH -- MOST OF THEM WERE ITALIAN LABORERS.

Cleveland, O., Nov. 13. -- In another distressing railroad accident, which occurred at Collinwood, Ohio, yesterday, six men were killed and five seriously injured.
The boiler which exploded was in the power house of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern at Collinwood , and the men were all employes of the company at that point.
Without any warning, the end of the boiler blew out, killing two of the men instantly, and the remaining four were scalded to death before they could make their escape.
The dead:
MAX CRAWFORD, electrician.
ALBERT BLOOM, carpenter.
A. P. LATTA, pipe fitter.
PAUL O. LANCIONI, laborer.
GIOVANNI FACIONI, laborer.
JULIUS WAEDER, pipe fitter.
The boiler had been but recently inspected and received the approval of the government inspectors and the master mechanic of the road. The cause of the accident is unknown, but a board of inquiry is investigating the matter.

Fairbanks Evening News Alaska 1906-11-13