New Orleans, LA Ice Factory Explosion, Jul 1892

THE ENGINEER WAS DRUNK

Fatal Explosion in a New Orleans Ice Factory.

A boiler exploded in the factory of the Consumers Ice Company, at New Orleans, La., partly wrecking and setting fire fire to the building, killing ALBERT COLEMAN, whose head was blown off, and fatally wounding FRANK SMITH, WILLIAM SCULLY, MORRIS G. SMITH, ANDREW JOHNSON, RICHARD M. BRADY, EDWARD WILLIAMS, MRS. COMEAUX, MRS. JOHN HILBERT and her five-year-old son.
The explosion was caused by the carelessness of a drunken engineer.

In clearing away the ruins the dead body of Assistant City Attorney FRANK B. LEE was found. He had visited the factory on business, and was supposed to have left before the explosion occurred.

The Cranbury Press New Jersey 1892-07-01