1900: Workmen Hurt by Dynamite Explosion

Middletown, Conn., Feb. 17.–Albert Wells, the foreman of a gang of men employed in building a State highway between Portland and Cobalt, and three Italian workmen who were known only by numbers, were seriously injured in a dynamite explosion to-day. It is feared that the injuries to the Italians will prove fatal. The accident is said to have been caused by one of the workmen striking with his pick a charge of dynamite that was laid yesterday, but which failed to explode. A score or more of other workmen were more or less injured.

From The New York Times, Feb. 18, 1900.
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