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Los Angeles' chemical explosion...



Item # 654569

February 21, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, February 21, 1947

* O'Connor Electro-Plating Company
* Los Angeles, California
* Chemical explosion

This 40 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:

* EXPLOSION KILLS 15 IN LOS ANGELES, INJURES OVER 100
* Destroys Electroplating Plant and Smashes Near-by Area With Thunderous Violence
* Chemical Mixup Blamed

and more with three column related photo.

Other news of the day throughout. Good condition.

wikipedia notes: South of Downtown, Pico Blvd./Stanford Ave.: a blast at the O'Connor Electroplating Company destroyed/damaged more than 55 structures in a 300-foot radius, 150 people were injured and 15 persons perished. The incident resulted in the city's first ordinance stipulating regulations for the storage, transportation, production, processing, and use of hazardous chemicals and led to one of the first Hazmat Dictionary's in the U.S.

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Category: The 20th Century

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