Lawrence, MA Boiler Explosion, Mar 1884


LAWRENCE, Mass., March 6.--The boiler in J. T. Tree's dyeing establishment exploded this forenoon, killing John Trees, Jr., the engineer, and fatally injuring William Moreland and Michael Cronin, two employes{sic}. So great was the force of the explosion that the three buildings were shattered into splinters. Pieces of the boiler and débris were thrown 400 feet, crashing through roofs of dwellings, but fortunately injured no one. Cronin has since died.

The New York Times, New York, NY 7 Mar 1884