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One man killed and two others injured in a fireworks factory explosion in Queens County, New York

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05/16/1863
The small Hadfield's fireworks factory in East Williamsburgh in Queens County, New York suffered an explosion that killed one man and seriously burned two others.  Several structures were completely destroyed and the damage was estimated at around $1,500. The cause of the explosion was not reported. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Brooklyn News," New York Times, May 21, 1863, p. 2. 

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