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ITHE MAESTEG COLLIERY EXPLOSION.

-FEARFUL BOILER EXPLOSION.

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FEARFUL BOILER EXPLOSION. Two Men Killed Many Injured. On Friday afternoon a fearful boiler ex. plosiOn occurred at Stanley Spinning Company' -Mill, Oldham. The cause of the explosion is un. knpwn, but the force was such as to shake the boiler-house and kill two men, named Win. Bostock,fireman, and J as. Mather, operative. Four other persons, who were severely injured, were removed to Oldham Infirmary. The mill bad recently been stopped owing to the breakdown of the engine. A later telegram states that the boiler-house was blown down and the economiser-house de- molished, the beams and bricks being thrown a considerable distance. William Bostock, the fireman, who. leaves a widow and family, was killed near the boiler-house, his body being shockingly burnt and scalded. James Mather] a factory operative, was a!so killed on the spot. Many others had narrow escapes; and of the most seriously injured, one man, named i ii 111 kmethurst, sustained a fracture of the Sivull, and is not expected to recover. The other three were less seriously injured, and in their case a fatal result is not apprehended The damage to the mill is considerable, and the works will now be stopped for some time. The explosion was heard at a great distance, and hundreds of people flocked to the scene of the disaster. The Stanley Mill is a comparatively modern structure, but the engines have been undergoing extensive repairs, and the workaJiave been stopped about five weeks.

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