Thursday, January 30, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 30

January 30, 1921 – “Five men were injured, two seriously, when a terrific blast caused by the explosion of a gas line rocked the plant of the Minnesota Steel corporation and demolished the power house [in] Morgan Park (Duluth) shortly after” 7 p.m.

“A fiery stream of gas shot out from the line at [a] defective coupling, which is thought to have been the breaking point. Workmen in the plant were thrown to the floor or driven to the wall by the impact of the explosion.”

Duluth News-Tribune; “
Blast Shakes Duluth Steel Mill; Five Hurt. Two Men near Death as Explosion Rocks Morgan Park Plant”; January 31, 1921; p.1.

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