Lebanon, VA Mill Boiler Explosion, Feb 1933

BLAST VICTIMS IN HOSPITAL.

15 INJURED BY BOILER EXPLOSION BROUGHT OUT OF VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS.

THREE MEN WERE KILLED.

By the Associated Press.
Lebanon, Va., Feb. 12. -- Fifteen injured survivors of a mill boiler explosion far back in the Russell County mountains were brought here tonight by their mountain folk who hesitatingly described the mighty blast in which three men were killed.
Accompanied by wives, babies, relatives and friends, the injured were brought in two trucks over perilous roads that were so dangerous with mud and ice that school buses first called were
"unable to get through."
With them came Elizabeth Lowry, county Red Cross nurse, who nursed the injured through a long night of sub-zero cold. She had kept them wrapped in feather beds and blankets warmed by hot stones.
"Really it was the worst thing I have ever witnessed," she said as she reached the Lebanon General Hospital.
She told of the death of E. T. KELLY, 55, GEORGE JOHNSON, 35, and SAM MUSICK, whose age wasn't determined.
Six of the injured suffered wounds and burns so serious hospital attaches retained them after administering first aid.
Three physicians were called from Cleveland, Va., and other nearby towns soon after the explosion of the combination corn grinding and saw mill boiler yesterday afternoon. Miss Lowry arrived soon afterwards.

Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1933-02-13