Skip to Content

Search

What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

Browse by State  AL | AK AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MO | MS | MT | NE | NC | ND | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WI | WV | WY   Browse Canada

New York, NY Candy Factory Explosion, Jun 1895

Burned by Exploding Varnish

A barrel of varnish on the third floor of the candy factory of Mason, Au, & Magenheimer, at Henry and Middagh Streets, Brooklyn, exploded at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, setting fire to the place and also to the clothing of Louis Magenheimer, on of the firm, who was in the room at the time.

Mr. Magenheimer was severely burned. He was taken to the Brooklyn City Hospital, where it is said his condition is critical. The explosion shook the building and the frightened employes[sic] ran into the street. The damage to the building is only $500.

The New York Times, New York, NY 30 Jun 1895



article | by Dr. Radut