Leadership

Drop in Deaths from Fireworks; Injuries Still Take Their Toll

Issue 8 and Volume 106.

Drop in Deaths from Fireworks; Injuries Still Take Their Toll Plant Explosions and Store Fires Principal Causes of Fatalities ALTHOUGH the death toll attributed to fireworks on this year’s Fourth of July shows a marked reduction from last year, there were many persons injured, notwithstanding the fact that many states have laws forbidding sale or discharging of fireworks. Some of the more unusual accidents are recounted herein. Four Dead, Ninety Injured in Houston Blast Four persons were killed, ninety wounded and property damage estimated at $3 million resulted from the worst explosion in the history of Houston, Tex., on June 5, last, when twenty tons of explosives let go. The blast occured at 3:20 P.M. in an unlicensed warehouse of the Alco Fireworks and Specialty Co., 1208 Rosine street. The official headquarters of the firm at 1215 Rosine, wherein was stored 50,000 pounds of fireworks, and for which the company…

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