Friday, August 31, 2012

FLOUR MILLS - 1872


Image: Illustrated London News
 
On July 9, 1872, an explosion at Tradeston Flour Mills, Glasgow, killed 18 people and injured 16 others. The likely cause of the explosion was an accumulation of dust, according to a study published in the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, Volume 25, Jan. 31 1906.