Leadership

FIRE AND CARNAGE AT BINGHAMTON

Issue 5 and Volume 54.

FIRE AND CARNAGE AT BINGHAMTON Three-Score Human Beings Burned to Death in a Factory Where State Laws are Said to Have Been Violated. Fire Fighting Force Too Small and Apparatus Too Few The worst fire in the history of Binghamton, N. Y., broke out Tuesday afternoon shortly before 3 o’clock in the plant of the Binghamton Clothing Co. One hundred and twenty-five employes, mostly women and girls, were trapped. Of these 41 were known to have escaped; 13 are suffering from severe injuries; 10 charred bodies which will probably never be identified are in the morgue. Twenty-two operatives of the factory have been reported missing by their relatives. A conservative estimate places the total number of deaths at about 60. The total estimated damage by fire and water to the buildings and stock of five concerns is $207,000. A greater part is covered by insurance. The post office is partly…

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