Boiler explosion kills two workers in Philadelphia
An explosion of a boiler at the engineering firm of I.P. Morris and Company at Richmond and York Streets in north-east Philadelphia proved fatal for two employees. Thomas Hibbert and Patrick O'Neil were killed and a third man, John Parker, injured seriously. (By John Osborne)
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), II: 785.