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Sharon, PA National Steel Co Furnace Explosion, Aug 1902


Explosion in Furnace Does Much Damage to City.

Sharon, Pa., Aug.25.--Sharon was shaken from end to end yesterday by five successive explosions at the National Steel company’s furnace north of town. The explosions were caused by the molten iron breaking out of the stack and running into the water around the bosh. The shock was so great that houses were rocked as if by an earthquake. Great damage resulted to the furnace and the stack has been forced to close down and will have to be partially relined. The plant will be idle probably a month and the loss to the company will amount to thousands of dollars.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 25 Aug 1902

article | by Dr. Radut