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Swift and Company packing plant explosion...

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December 15, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, December 15, 1949 

* Swift and Company packing plant explosion 
* Sioux City, Iowa

This 72 page newspaper has a two column headline near the bottom of the front page: "16 Killed, 91 Hurt as Blast Wrecks Swift Packing Plant in Sioux City"

Report continues on page 70 with a photo outside of the plant. (see)

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes:
On December 14, 1949, the large Swift & Company packing house, located north of the Sioux City Stockyards and adjacent to the Floyd River channel, suddenly exploded, killing 21 Swift employees. The cause of the disaster was never fully confirmed, but the explosion was believed to have been caused by a leaking gas pipe.

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