Chicago, IL Water Tunnel Explosion, Jan 1913


Chicago, Jan. 15. -- One man was killed, another is reported to have perished and five were seriously injured by an explosion in a city water tunnel at East Seventy-second street and Cottage Grove avenue today.
ABRAHAM BERRIAN'S body was taken from the tunnel several hours after the explosion. It was the second blast in the tunnel in six hours, three men having been seriously burned in an explosion late last night.
Both blasts are believed to have been caused by flames which gathered in the tunnel following the discharge of dynamite used in blasting rock in the construction of the bore.
The tunnel is being constructed to connect the South Park pumping station at Fifty-eighth street with the city water tunnel at Seventy-second street.

Waterloo Evening Courier Iowa 1913-01-15