Hudson, OH Propane Gas Plant Blast, Nov 1970


Hudson, Ohio (AP) - The death of ROBERT BLACHLY, 31, of Hudson has brought to five the number of persons who have died as a result of a series of explosions at a propane gas plant here.
The blasts Thursday killed BLACHLY'S wife and their two children. BLACHLY died Friday night at Akron St. Thomas Hospital.
The other victim was O. C. WILLIAMS, 46, manager of Fuel-gas Corp., in this small Summit County community.
WILLIAMS' son, DONALD, 24, of nearby Cuyahoga Falls, was reported in serious condition at St. Thomas Hospital with burns over 90 per cent of his body.
MRS. BLACHLY, 30, and her daughters, AUDRA, 3, and PAULA, 2, were killed when an explosion engulfed their car as they drove past the plant.

Salem News Ohio 1970-11-14