Reading, OH Fireworks Plant Explosion, Jan 1893
Explosion in a Fireworks.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 30.----A terrible explosion occurred Monday morning at the Deibl fireworks plant in Reading, a suburban village eleven miles from this city. The charging house was completely shattered and blazing timbers shot into the air, setting fire to the surrounding buildings. Henry Horne, aged 18, was instantly killed; Gus Gerwin, 24, fatally injured. Ollie White and Tillie Matt, both of them about 18 years old, were seriously burned. Many others were more or less injured. The cause of the explosion is not known.
The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 31 Jan 1893