Cleveland, OK Nitro Glycerine Explosion, Mar 1916
TULSA IS SHAKEN BY GLYCERINE EXPLOSION.
DRIVER KILLED WHEN 600 QUARTS WAS DETONATED.
By Associated Press.
Tulsa, Okla., March 8. -- Six hundred quarts of nitro-glycerine exploded near Cleveland, Okla., late today, killing one man and almost causing a panic in Tulsa, thirty-five miles distant, when the concussion shattered windows and rocked frame buildings. Many persons here ran terrified into the streets, fearing an earthquake.
HARRY HILL, driver, who was hauling the explosive to the Cleveland oil field, was blown to atoms by the accident.
The cause of the explosion has not been learned, although it is thought that the nitro-glycerine was detonated by the jar of a rough stretch of road.
Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1916-03-09