Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Terrible Accident. One Man Killed and Two Fatally Injured at Helm's Brewery.Date: December 28 1886
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
This afternoon at 2 o'clock the large water tank on the top of the ice-machine house of Helm's Brewery in East St. Louis caved in with the roof, and, in its fall, broke the large ice machine to pieces. An employe named John KEIFER was caught under the falling mass and killed, and two other men who are employed by the Consolidated Ice Machine Company, but whose names could not be ascertained, were almost suffocated by inhaling the ammonia which escaped from the machine used to make ice. KEIFER, the man who was killed is single. The other two are in a critical condition, and their recovery is doubtful. The damage cannot yet be estimated.