Leadership

Explosion at the Kokomo Pumping Station.

Issue 13 and Volume 1891 9.

Explosion at the Kokomo Pumping Station. About one o’clock on the morning of March 13, by an explosion of natural gas at the pumping station of the waterworks at Kokomo, Ind., the engineer, Milo Cain, was badly hurt and the building damaged. According to a local paper, Engineer Cain noticed that the sleam was running low and stepped to the furnace to turn on a little n ore gas. While in the act of turning the valve he thought he heard the telephone ring. Stepping to that instrument, across the room, he found that his imagination had deceived him. On returning to the boilers, he found that instead of turning on more gas he had turned it off altogether, and, while in the act of turning it on again, the volume of gas that had accumulated in the furnace ignited, causing an explosion which threw the large doors of the…

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