1895 : 37 People Killed in Detroit Due to Boiler Explosion

November 8, 2021 all-day

On November 8, 1895, in one of the state’s worst accidents, a boiler exploded in the Journal Building (home of the Detroit Journal newspaper and other businesses) in downtown Detroit, killing 37 people. The building engineer was arrested, accused of going to a saloon rather than watching the water levels in the boiler system.

Source : Historical Society of Michigan

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