East Jordan, MI Boiler Explosion, Mar 1892

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SIX INSTANTLY KILLED.

Many Others, Fataly[sic] Injured – A Boiler Explosion Did the Fatal Work.

EAST JORDAN, Mich., March 22 – The boiler of the East Jordan Lumber company's mill No. 2, blew up at 7:30 o'clock this morning, instantly killing the following persons:
WILLIAM BEACH, aged 18, unmarried.
SIMON CARNEY, aged 26, unmarried.
PETER SHELDON, aged 20, unmarried.
JOHN BROWN, aged 20, unmarried.
BERT COOKE, aged 30, married, but had no children.
EMANUEL HUNT, aged 40, who has a wife and children.
Those dangerously injured are: SANDERSON REINHART, badly injured about limbs; JOHN RINGLE, seriously injured about the head, he will die; ARONZI CHRISTY, very seriously hurt, his recovery very doubtful; JAMES SMITH was very seriously and a score of others badly injured.
The mill, valued at $10,000, is a total wreck. The cause of the explosion is unknown.

The Janesville Gazette Wisconsin 1892-03-22

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BURSTING BOILERS

Scatter, Death and Ruin in All Directions – Seven Killed and a Score Injured by a Boiler Explosion in a Sawmill at East Jordan, Mich.

EAST JORDAN, Mich., March 22 – The boiler of the East Jordan Lumber Company's mill No. 2, known as the “big red mill,” blew up Monday morning, instantly killing the following persons: WILLIAM BEACH, aged 18, unmarried; SIMON CARNEY, aged 26, unmarried; PETER SHELDON, aged 22, unmarried; JOHN BROWN, aged 20, unmarried; BERT COOK, aged 30, leaves a widow; EMAUNEL HUNT, aged 40, leaves a widow and one child.
Those dangerously injured are SANDERSON REINHARD, badly injured about limbs; JOHN RINGLE, seriously injured about the head, will die; ANOZI CHRISTI and JAMES SMITH, seriously injured. In addition a score of other employes were more or less seriously injured. The mill valued at $10,000 is a total wreck.
The morning was cold and the men engaged about the mill were in the engine room waiting for steam to come up. The usual pressure of steam had just been reached and part of the men had gone to their posts when the explosion occurred. Those who remained in the engine room were instantly killed. Of the injured, CHRISTI has since died. JOHN RINGLE had both eyes blown out and can not live. SANDERSON REINHARD is also fatally injured. The coroner is holding an inquest, but as yet the cause of the explosion had not developed.

The Ohio Democrat New Philadelphia Ohio 1892-03-31