Swanton, VT Robin Hood Powder Co. Explosion, Sept 1905
THREE MEN INJURED UNLOADING CARTRIDGES
Swanton, Vt. Sept. 18.--One man was fatally injured and two men were seriously injured by an explosion in a pile of cartridges at the Robin Hood Powder Company today.
The three men who were injured were at work in a room in the front of the factory extracting powder from old cartridge shells. A shell, which Arthur Bean was holding, exploded, igniting the pile of powder nearby and exploded a number of shells upon which the men were working. All three men were badly burned.
The fire extinguished before it had an opportunity to spread to other parts of the building and the noise caused by the explosion was so slight the other employees in the factory were not aware that an accident had occurred.
Boston Journal, Boston, MA 19 Sept 1905
Arthur Bean, who received severe burns and other injuries in a powder explosion at the Robin Hood cartridge works at Swanton, Monday, died yesterday. Two other men who were badly burned are resting comfortably and are not in a dangerous condition.
Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 20 Sept 1905