Jamestown, NY Gas Explosion, Jan 1910

Fatal Gas Explosion

Plant Wrecked and Two Men Killed at Jamestown.

Jamestown, Jan 6. – By the explosion of a gas oven in the enameling department of the Dahlstrom Metal Door Company’s plant in the city early to-day a large section of the plant was wrecked.

Gus JOHNSON, night foreman, was killed and William SMITH, a varnisher, Bernard MAGNUSSEN, a finisher, was fatally injured.

The explosion was caused by a collection of gas in one of the ovens which was maintained at an unusual degree of heat for enameling metal.

Syracuse Herald Record, Syracuse, NY 6 Jan 1910