George M Tonnelier Injured in Steel Plant in 28 Feb 1891
BURNED BY MOLTEN STEEL - A Number or mm Ivjarod at the Steal Piaai af th PetUtowa Iron Comp.ay. An accident occurred yesterday morning at the steel plant of the Pottstown Iron Company, whereby a number of men were severely burned with molten metal. The men were in the act of pouring a heat from oneof the converters. Daring the disastrous heat the converter refused to obey the lever to stop it when the open end had been lowered sufficiently, but continued to approach the floor. The res a It was that about eleven toes of molten metal were poured iuto the pit and on the floor of the building. When the metal came in contact with the dampness of the pit there was an explosion and a perfect shower of glowing drops of Rteel accompanied by blinding flashes of lurid light, which prostrated some of the steel workers two and three times before they were out of harm's way. The injured are George M.Tonnelier,Davis Gilbert. William Morgan. Charles Rutter, Lyman Yocum, Henry Moser, Charles Robsson, George Kckert, Thomas Leids, Henry Knoth, two Hungarians and probably others. Most of the men are burned about the head and extremitiae, hut Charles Rutter, who fared worst, was injured about the groin. Henry Kuoth was brought to Reading last evening and taken to St. Joseph's hospital in the Reading Hose ambulance.