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FATAL GAS EXPLOSION. I

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FATAL GAS EXPLOSION. I v/n Tuesday afternoon an explosion occurred at Honley Gas Works, near Huddersfield, whereby four men were killed and one injured. The Honley Gas Company were having a single gasometer, capable of holding 25,000 cubic feet of gas, superseded by a telescopic holder of 75,000 cubic feet capacity. Messrs. Dempster and Sons, of Elland, were engaged to do the work, and a number of men were cutting through the plates on the top of the holder which had been lowered to the level of the ground, when an explosion occurred. The holder was lifted bodily into the air, and alighted on its side. Five of the workmen were blown up. Three were killed outright—namely, Thomas Carter, 25, Elland; Joe Makin, 27, Elland; and Ben Pearson, 35, Milns-bridge-the fourth, Joe Binns, 27, Greet- land, died an hour and a-half afterwards; and the fifth, Ben Taylor, 30, of Elland, was removed to the infirmary suffering from a fractured thigh. Pearson was in the service of the gas company and the others in that of Messrs. Dempster. The supposed cause of the explosion was a spark from a workman's chisel coming in contact with some unexhausted gas in the holder which was being removed.

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I OPERA AT WINDSOR CASTLE.

HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY.

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