Fire in a fireworks factory in Utica, New York kills a worker
Fire broke out in mid-morning at the Marchesi and Lane fireworks factory and swiftly burned fatally a worker named Charles Woolwebber. Brought under control before it could cause even more fatal damage, the fire was estimated to have cost the firm around $2000 as well as a valued worker. (By John Osborne)
"Fires and Loss of Life," New York Times, May 24, 1862, p. 5.