Connellsville, PA Vat Roof Collapses, Mar 1916

FOUR MEN DROWNED WHEN TOP OF VAT COLLAPSED.

By Associated Press.
Connellsville, Pa., March 7. -- Four men were drowned and a number of others injured here today when the roof covering a vat of hot water in the Baltimore and Ohio railroad shops collapsed during a religious meeting.
The dead:
ARTHUR WAGNER, clerk.
GARRY CROSSLAND, machinist.
HARRY LUCAS, machinist's apprentice.
JOHN BORRONES, laborer.
The men had assembled to listen to a talk by an evangelist who is conducting services in one of the local churches and several climbed to the top of the vat which collapsed under their weight. Some were saved by the prompt action of persons nearby.

Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1916-03-08