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Factory explosion in a Philadelphia foundry kills one worker and injures others

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
11/30/1865
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) 
Source Citation: 
"Terrific Explosion in Philadelphia," Chicago Tribune, December 1, 1865, p. 1. 

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