Chicago, IL Sugar Refinery Explosion, Nov 1888

Wrecked by an Explosion.

CHICAGO, Nov. 5.----A five-story building forming part of the Chicago Sugar Refining Company's establishment on the river bank, near Twelfth street, was wrecked to-night by an explosion in the starch drying rooms. Contrary to first reports, only one man Magnus Hammel, was in the structure. He was fatally injured. Loss $15,000.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 6 Nov 1888