Boiler Explosion — fatal result.
New Orleans, March 1st.
--This noon at 12 o'clock a boiler in the Gun Factory
of the Whitney Arms Company, at Whitneyville
, about three miles from here, exploded, blowing out the east end of the building, demolishing the machinery and arms of various kinds, and making a complete wreck of the premises.
About 30 persons were at work in the vicinity of the boiler at the time, many of whom were buried in the ruins.
, the engineer, was seriously injured; Ed. R. Farmer
, W. J. Richards
, Samuel Hall, Sabon Oliver
and son, were all badly scalded.
Nine others are less injured.
Major R. W. Horton
, and Mr. Oliver
, were both blown across a portion of the stream.
It is expected that all but one of the victims will recover.
The rumor of the accident spread quickly throughout the city; and several fire companies, including a steamer, started for the scene, but soon returned, their services not being required.
A number of physicians from this city were soon in attendance, and assisted in alleviating the sufferings of the victims.