Boiler explosion at Falgoust Shell HIll factory

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F a f v i tJ b b i, a e d . a d c r c t v s r 4 v c a = r 1Beale, c k SCALDED TO DEATH. Five Men and 7-Year-Old Girl Meet Terrible Death by Boiler Explosion near Vacherle. As the result of a boiler explosion at Widow H. Falgoust's Shell Hill ractory, near Vacherie, Tuesday afternoon, four men and a 7-year-old girl were scalded to death. It has been impossible to ascertain what caused he explosion, but it seems to have been a defective plate in a drum, which blew out, leaving a hole about 18 inches in circumference through which a stream of boiling water and steam escaped, plowing a trench three .feet deep from the boiler to the sugarhouse wall and deluging the victims who were standing nearby. The house was in full operation nt the time, but no damage resulted to the machinery other than that done in the boilerroom. As soon as the accident oc. curred, the mill was stopped and the unfortunates removed to a residence, where they were attended by four physicians who had been hastily summoned, but without avail, the fivedying from their injuries within a few hours. The dead are: Augustin Falgoust, a son of the proprietress, who was in charge of the mill; Alexander Stein, aged 48 years; Charles Ockman, aged 47 years; Stephanie Falgoust, aged 7 years, and Joseph Martinez, a negro. 'All of the white men were married, and Mr. Falgoust leaves, besides his other relatives, a widow and five children, while,Mr. Stein is survived by his widow and seven children. observed impressive follosied Exceptionally on shadows, Thurdsay resting

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  1. The Donaldsonville Chief,
  2. 03 Nov 1906, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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