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Pittsburgh, PA Steel Works Accident, Sept 1889

The Hot Steel Disaster.

PITTSBURG, Sept. 27.----The men injured in the accident at the Edgar Thompson steel works last night with two exceptions are out of danger. Captain William R. Jones will recover. The fleshless body of Michael King is missing. A Hungarian was found about midnight embedded in the hot steel. It is stated that the lives of all the men about the furnace was saved by an unknown hero, who with wonderful presence of mind shut off the blast as soon as the break occurred.

Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, SD 28 Sept 1889


Died From His Injuries.

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30.---Captain W. R. Jones, the general manager for Carnegie's extensive Edgar Thomson steel works at Braddock, who was so badly burned in last Thursday's explosion at that works, died at the Homeopathic Hospital Saturday night from the effect of his injuries. Captain Jones was one of the most popular men in this city, and was well known throughout the State. He was well liked by both [illegible] and laborers.

The Salem Daily News, Salem, OH 30 Sept 1889

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