Explosion at Chemical Works of Messrs Bush & Co

Explosion at Chemical Works of Messrs Bush & Co

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Date Photo Taken 30th March 1933
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Keystone View Company
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​8-11
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Backs of houses in Belgrave Road which were devastated by the explosion at the chemical works to the rear of the road. The explosion occurred when 200-300 gallons of methylated spirits boiled over, flooded some boilers and then ignited.

Twenty three people were injured including four of the seven plant workers. The only fatality was twelve year old Frederick Addaway who was fatally injured by falling debris in his bedroom in Belgrave Road.

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