Burning of the Granite Mill, The [Laws G13]

DESCRIPTION: Workers in a Fall River factory are routinely locked into their workplace. The mill catches fire and the workers -- who could have been saved if conditions had been better -- die in agony
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: fire death disaster
Sept 19, 1874 - Burning of the Granite Mill in Fall River, Massachusetts. The tragedy, in which 20 died, three disappeared, and 36 were injured, was aggravated by the failure to sound a fire alarm for twenty minutes
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws G13, "The Burning of the Granite Mill"
Creighton-SongsAndBalladsFromNovaScotia 118, "Granite Mill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster, pp. 229-231, "The Burning of the Granite Mill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Beck-FolkloreOfMaine, pp. 105-106, "The Granite Mill" (1 text)

Roud #1823
cf. "The Granite Mill Fire" (subject)
File: LG13

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