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In England, a boiler explosion in an oil cake mill on the River Thames kills all ten men of a repair crew

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
09/16/1861
A large boiler in an engine house attached to an oil cake mill at Rotherhithe on the River Thames exploded around six o'clock in the evening as a gang of boilermakers were carrying out repairs. The engine house was completely destroyed and the ten men working there were all killed instantly or died of dreadful burns soon after.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 173-174. 

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