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1929 - Is Blamed For Clinic Tragedy at Cleveland

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City Investigating Commission and State Fire Wardens Indicate Disaster Might Have Been Averted if the X-Ray Room Had Been Closed Off

Cleveland, O. - (AP) - The explosion that ripped through Cleveland clinic and generated gas fumes that killed 122 persons, was caused by spontaneous combustion that ignited celluloid X-ray plates in a sub-basement store room...

A faulty fire door was discovered today in the Cleveland X-ray room, the seat of the origin of the explosion that has resulted in 122 deaths...

Had the door worked it would have shut off the room from the rest of the building and caused the deadly poison gas to be forced out to the street through a ventilator...


Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
May 16, 1929

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