Coalmont, IN Powder Plant Explosion, Nov 1942
FOUR KILLED IN BLAST AT POWDER PLANT.
Coalmont, Ind., Nov. 13. -- (AP) -- Four men were killed and one other critically burned today in an explosion at the United States Powder Company's plant here.
James Jones, president, said the dead were:
FRED KENNERY of Lewis, Ind.
JESSE BEDWELL of Lewis, Ind.
PAUL BEMIS of Coalmont, Ind.
BURT KESTER of Coalmont, Ind.
Extremely seriously injured is CLARENCE TENNIS of Coalmont, Ind.
The company has numerous small buildings scattered about the plant area and it was indicated the explosion was confined to only one of the buildings.
The plant manufactures blasting powder for coal mines.
An explosion at the plant several months ago killed two men.
Joplin News Herald Missouri 1942-11-13
Transcribers Note: This article was pieced together from various newspapers.
I could not find one definitive article on the explosion.
Researched and Transcribed by Stu Beitler. Thank you, Stu!