Op-EdIndustrial accidents – then and now

An Associated Press notice on July 24 recalled the sinking of an excursion boat at a dock in Chicago that day in 1915 in which 844 people were drowned.

The SS Eastland had been chartered by the Western Electric Co. to take several thousand of its employees to a picnic in Michigan City, Indiana.

Apart from “the ship [becoming] unbalanced as passengers gathered to watch other boats,” rolling over and trapping the victims, the report gave no details on causes of the disaster. More...


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