Scranton, PA Steam Boiler Explosion, Jan 1888
THE POWER OF STEAM.
ONE SIDE OF A LARGE SILK MILL COMPLETELY WRECKED BY EXPLODING BOILERS.
Scranton, Pa., Jan. 29. -- A terrific explosion occurred at Harvey's silk mill. One of the four large
boilers in use exploded, tearing the engine and boiler rooms to pieces and throwing the debris in every direction. One side of the mill was completely wrecked and the three floors were filled with bricks and pieces of timber.
The engineer, NICHOLAS SCHISTEL, and HORACE ANDERSON, fireman, were badly scalded. AUGUST ALBERT, another fireman, and ALFRED HARVEY, owner of the mill, who were in the engine room, were slightly cut by flying debris.
SCHISTEL'S home, a small two-story frame house close by, was literally torn to pieces and his wife was covered with wreckage, but escaped serious injury.
Mitchell Daily Republican South Dakota 1888-01-29