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BOILER TUBE EXPLOSION.

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BOILER TUBE EXPLOSION. An explosion of a boiler tube on board H.M.S. Fisgard, training-ship for boy aitificers at Portsmouth, occurred cn Friday, resulting in. serious injury to lne persons in the stoke- hold. The water-tube of the Belleville boiler, used to generate steam for the use of the electric lighting and driving installation,, burst without warning while a working party was in the stokehold, and the place was immediately en- veloped in scalding steam. Those who were nearest the furnace door fared the worst, but those farthest away at ON'C prepared to rescue their injured comrades and drag them out for removal to the sick bay. The worst case-, were those of William H. Williams, suffering from severe scalds about the body; George Bridgen, pensioner, chief engine-room artificer, scalds on the sums and body; and George Harper, boy artificer, scalds on the arms and face. These three were given first-aid treatment aboard and removed to Haslftr Hospital in a steam pinnace. The two others injured by the escaping steam w- re Benjamin Smith, lending stoker, scalded on the hands, and George Moody, chief stoker, hands I .rrd neck scalded. Both remain in the sick bay aboard the Fisgard. Fortunately the door of the-furnace did not blow off, and consequently the live coals were not projected into the stokehold, otherwise the injuries sustained would have been far more serious, and there would inevitably have been loss of life.

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