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Water Heater Explosion
Lykens, PA

October 12, 1946

After firing a new boiler for test purposes during its installation in the Lykens Dairy on Market Street on Saturday, October 12, 1946, a water heater exploded, seriously burning the mechanic from Scranton who was making the installation. James Phillips, a local electrician, and Harold Erdman, proprietor of the dairy, sustained minor burns.

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