Factory explosion in a Philadelphia foundry kills one worker and injures others
An early morning explosion ripped through the Penn Treaty Iron Works on Beach Street in Philadelphia when a boiler exploded. Thanks perhaps to the early hour only one man killed and several others injured. Fortunately, a water tank was overturned in the incident and doused completely any possible resulting fire. (By John Osborne)
"Terrific Explosion in Philadelphia," Chicago Tribune, December 1, 1865, p. 1.