Today in Labor History

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October 4, 1918

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An explosion at the T.A. Gillespie shell loading plant in Morgan, New Jersey, triggers a fire and subsequent explosions that continue for three days.  Hundreds of people were killed and injured and 60,000 people living in nearby towns were displaced.  The unidentified remains of some of the workers killed in the blast were buried in a mass grave.

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