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News Stories of
Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks
and other Calamities



At Portsmouth, Ohio, yesterday two boilers in the rolling mill of the Burgess Steel and Iron works exploded. Richard Fleming and George Bressler were killed, twelve others are seriously and some probably fatally injured, and a score are more or less injured. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), October 19, 1892, page 7, tr by RL]


Portsmouth, O., Jan 8 - Jesse and John Thompson, brothers, were instantly killed and several others injured by a boiler explosion in a sawmill at Sedan, 20 miles west of here. The sawmill was totally demolished. The dead were sons of William J. Thompson, owner of the mill.
[Mansfield News, Jan 8, 1908 - Sub. by L. Dietz]




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