Pittsburg, PA Molten Lead Accident, Dec 1889
ENCASED IN MOLTEN LEAD.
Pittsburg, Dec. 6. -- A red hot tap slipped from the hands of the workmen in Phillips, Nimick & Co's. Sligo Mill and dropped into a small pool of water. A terrific explosion followed, prostrating the workmen by its force and scattering a shower of molten iron throughout the mill.
PATRICK O'BRIEN, a laborer, was literally encased by a splash of the liquid metal and was burned in a horrible manner. He was removed to the hospital in a dying condition. JAMES McBETH and JOHN KELLY were also badly, and probably fatally, burned.
Lebanon Daily News Pennsylvania 1889-12-06