Shadyside, NJ Glucose Plant Explosion, May 1906

HURT BY EXPLOSION.

ABOUT TWENTY INJURED BY ACCIDENT IN SHADYSIDE, N.J.

FACTORY ROOF BLOWN OFF.

SEVERAL OF THE EMPLOYES OF GLUCOSE COMPANY'S PLANT HAVE NARROW ESCAPES, BUT ALL ARE RESCUED BY THEIR FELLOW WORKMEN -- FIRST REPORTS OF THE DISASTER WERE EXAGGERATED.

New York, May 22. -- A score of men, employed in the engine and dynamo rooms of the New York Glucose company's plant in Shadyside, N. J., on the west bank of the Hudson river, opposite Ninetieth street, Manhattan, were more or less injured today by the explosion of a big steam pipe. The roof of the building was blown off and the wreckage caught fire.
Some of the thirty men who were at work in the building had narrow escapes from death, but were taken out of the blazing ruins by their fellow laborers from adjoining buildings belonging to the same company.
In the confusion which followed the explosion many reports of serious loss of life were spread among the relatives of the employes who with other spectators were denied admission to the grounds. The extent of the disaster thus became exaggerated.
The company's force and local firemen fought the flames which threatened to destroy several other buildings in the big glucose plant.

The Syracuse Herald New York 1906-05-22

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