A very serious accident occurred at Flanagan’s limestone quarry, below Shepherdstown, on Thursday morning of last week. Messrs. John J. Flanagan and Albert Grim were in a blacksmith shop completing a piece of work. There was also a keg and a half of blasting powder in the shop, and a spark flying into it caused it to explode with serious results on both men. Mr. Flanagan was badly burned about the hands and body, and his head and face were also scorched and blistered, though fortunately his eyes were not injured. His clothing was set on fire, but he staggered out of the shop and a man extinguished the fire. Mr. Flanagan’s hands were so badly burned that the flesh dropped from them. Though suffering greatly, he will recover. Mr. Grim received probably greater injury than Mr. Flanagan. His hands and face were shockingly burned, and the hair is burned off his head. We are informed that his brain is affected, and there are fears that he will not recover. He is a resident of Maryland. Dr. I. S. Tanner was called in and gave surgical aid to the unfortunate men.
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