Publication: The Glassworker
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Serious Accident at Salem.
William Reed, a glassworker, was badly burned while working at the plant of the Gayner Glass Co., Salem, N. J., on July 1.
Hot glass was being emptied from one of the furnaces into a pit surrounded by sand, and Reed and an assistant, a colored man, were standing on empty boxes underneath the furnace playing water on the hot glass to cool it and keep it from spreading. Suddenly a volume of steam arose from off the glass and the negro became frightened and in the excitement Reed was knocked into the pit. Before he could be rescued he was frightfully burned on the entire left side of his body.