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In Years Past

June 26, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, 13 bodies recovered, 63 injured in the hospitals, of whom probably 35 would die and 18 men missing was the revised toll of the explosion and fire that swept the Husted Milling company' plant in South Buffalo June 24. It was certain that those 18 missing men lost their lives in the disaster but it would be days before the bodies could be recovered. The past night the big plant was a smoldering mass of wreckage with tons of heavy concrete, sheet iron and other debris piled high in the air. Heavy derricks would be necessary to lift the wreckage and it may be several days before the bodies of the missing victims could be reached. Four men died in hospitals the past evening and 15 others could not live more than a few hours. Many of those who recovered would be blinded by the terrific blast.

 
 
 

 

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