Clipped From The Indiana Gazette

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 - at 12 One Dead, Four Hurt In Blast DETROIT,...
at 12 One Dead, Four Hurt In Blast DETROIT, Oct. 18—(£>)—An explosion in a compressor station of the Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., at suburban Melvindale early today cost one life and injured four other employes. A company spokesman estimated damage at between $250,000 and $500,000. Lawrence K. Richey, vice president of operations for the company, identified the dead man as W. A. Blascak, 26, of Allen Park. He said Blascak was killed instantly/ About 15 persons were in and around the building at the time of the blast, Richey said. Two victims were taken to Wayne County General Hospital. Joseph Gardynik, 26, of Garden City, received back injuries and a fractured wrist and suffered from shock. The other, William Krentz, 23, of Wyanrotte, was given aid and released. -

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 18 Oct 1948, Mon,
  3. Page 16

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