Issue 5 and Volume 40.

COLLODION EXPLOSION. On July 31, four men were killed and another mortally injured in an explosion which wrecked a two-story brick building forming a part of the plant of the Charles Cooper Chemical company, in the southeastern section of Newark, N. J. The building was used as the collodion department of the works. It is believed the cause of the explosion was the ignition, through friction, of gases generated by soluble guncotton, which is used in the manufacture of collodion. Stark, the man fatally injured, was taken to St. James’s hospital He was unconscious and unable to tell just how the explosion occurred. Cut, burned and frightfully mangled, he was found in the wreck unconscious and lying close to the dead body of one of the victims, who was severely hurt by a similar explosion some months ago. No one was in the building at the time of the explosion,…

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