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1880.' \ Ci- 1 - • Gas Plant Wrecked. big the a in a DETROIT—(#1—An • explosion in a; compressor station, of the. Mich- ' iga'ri''Consolidated .Gas Co. at suburban Melvindale early today ,cost one.life and injured four other em- ployes. ' . ; ' "A company spokesman, estimated damage 1 ' at between $500:000. $250,000 and . Lawrence'-K.'Richey, .vice president and manager of operations for the • company; • identified the dead man as W; A.-Blasack, 26, of Allen Park. ..... 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 Wyandotte, was given-; first, aid and re-' leased. Two others suffered cats and bruises. Windows In B two-mile area surrounding the scene were shattered and the business section of Mclvln- dule was reported to be a shambles of broken. gloss. a- for imported -

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  1. Cumberland Evening Times,
  2. 18 Oct 1948, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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