Webb City, MO Mining Accident, Feb 1886

HORROR OF HORRORS.

TWO MEN LITERALLY BLOWN TO ATOMS BY GIANT POWDER.

Joplin, Mo., Feb. 13. -- A terrible mining accident occurred at Webb City, Missouri. Two miners in the employ of Page & Co., had located a heavy charge of eighteen sticks of giant powder for a final blast and were tramping it down when the whole amount exploded.
The men, WELCH and PETERSON, were literally blown to pieces, the largest fragments of their bodies that were found being a foot and a portion of a lower limb.

Newark Daily Advocate Ohio 1886-02-15