Accidents At the Point: 1891 Explosion
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“Blast Furnace ‘B’ ready for Operation.” The first blast furnace at the Point was constructed in 1890.
By Clair Volkening On Sunday, December 8, 1891, four men were killed and five suffered injuries after an explosion in blast furnace B at Sparrows Point. The night before the explosion, workers had begun “blowing out,” or shutting down, the furnace so that repairs could be made to the firebrick walls and the furnace pipes […]Read more