New Orleans, LA Oil Tank Explosion, July 1911

HOSTLERS KILLED BY BLAST.

New Orleans, July 4. -- TIM CARROLL, FRANK BALIS and MICHAEL LEONARD, negro, all hostlers, were killed by an explosion shortly after midnight when CARROLL stuck a lighted torch into the crude oil tank of a Southern Pacific locomotive to see how much oil it contained. The explosion also resulted in doing $1400 damage to the locomotive.

The Sandusky Register Ohio 1911-07-05