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Pump House Explosion
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 15:11:59 »
Friday 13th February 1953

Sheerness Dockyard Explosion

Workmen Killed in Pump House

An explosion, followed by a fire, occurred in a small underground water pumping station at H.M. dockyard, Sheerness, last night, killing one civilian worker and injuring two others.
The fire did not involve any other buildings stated an Admiralty announcement.

The dead man was James William Haye, aged 44, of Wheatsheaf Gardens, sheerness.  The two injured men - both in a critical condition - are Roy William Barker, aged 26, of Wood Street, Sheerness, and Eugene J. R. Pomeroy, aged 60, of Harold street, Queenborough.  A fourth man was slightly injured and taken to hospital, but was not detained.  The four men were working together in a pump house.
Sheerness police and dockyard authorities were last night trying to establish the cause of the explosion.


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