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Fatal Dynamite Explosion

Herald of April 22, 1897

A fatal explosion of dynamite occurred last Friday at the Franklin Forge stone quarries of the Pittsburgh Limestone Company. James Leonard and Joseph Patterson of Claysburg and the 10-year old son of William Carbury of Saxton were loading a block hole when the explosion occurred. The Carbury boy, who was visiting his father at work, died during the night. Leonard was admitted to Altoona hospital with serious injuries, and Patterson was also badly hurt. Dr. D. I. Heatherman rendered medical aid at the scene.

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