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FOUR KILLED IN SEATTLE BY RENDERING PLANT EXPLOSION

Issue 9 and Volume 101.

FOUR KILLED IN SEATTLE BY RENDERING PLANT EXPLOSION Solvents With Low Flash Point Ignite, Wrecking Modern Fish Oil Processing Plant Editor’s Note: The following account of a violent and costly explosion— in point of lives and property lost, marks another page in the record of catastrophies involving products and processes peculiar to the age in which we live—call it ‘chemical,’ ‘atomic’ or what you will. Although in point of casualties and property damage, this Seattle explosion cannot compare either with the Los Angeles metalworker perchloric blast with its 17 dead, of February, 1947, or the Texas City holocaust with its hundreds of fatalities of that same year, it is nevertheless interesting to students of fire control and prevention as indicative of some of the peculiar post war hazards with which today’s fire service must contend. The editors are proud to present this exclusive and comprehensive account, told by the man…

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