Carney's Point, NJ DuPont Powder Company Explosion, Aug 1915

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EXPLOSION HURTS 5 AT CARNEY POINT

Another Employe Has Arm Broken in Elevator - Big Class for Women's College

Special to the Enquirer.

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 20. - Fire of unknown origin in the mixing mill of the duPont Powder Company at Carney Point, this afternoon caused considerable excitement and resulted in five men being seriously burned about the head and face by the flames. At the same time another man had his arm broken in an elevator accident and the six were brought to the Physicians and Surgeons' Hospital here. The men burned were: Evitt Yoder, 28 years old, of Coatesville, Pa.; Walter Buzby, 36 years old, of Glassboro, N. J.; John Fitzgerald, 32 years old, of 5464 Marion avenue, Philadelphia; John Powell, 28 years old, of 107 Kaighn avenue, Camden; Frank Singer, 26 years old, of 351 East Huston Street, New York city. The man injured in the elevator accident was Robert Ludner, 35 years old, of Sunbury, Pa. The men were at work in the mixing mil when the fire occurred and were burned by the flash which came when a quantity of powder caught fire. The flames were at once extinguished by the other men in the plant and the property damage was slight.

It was announced today that when the Delaware College branch, known as the Affiliated College for Women, opens in September there will be fifty-two students, which is as many as those interested in the institution expected to have in three or four years. The institution only opened in October last.

Fifty men left this city today to accept employment whith the contractors who are building a section of the duPont Boulevard at Georgetown.

It was stated today that at the next meeting of the street and sewer department an ordinance will be offered which will forbid the parking of automobiles and other vehicles on the busy sections of Market street and the other principal streets because they block traffic.

Margaret Seelig, the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Seelig, who was burned while playing with matches in a city playground, died today.

Charles J. Sinkler and Holstein Harvey, of this city, have sent six fine French bulldogs to the Panama Exposition. They will be in charge of Ben Lewis, of Philadelphia, and will travel on a special car.

The Philadelphia Enquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 21 Aug 1915