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Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 1861

Gunpowder Explosion at Lab C
           Experimental tester and gun powder maker James May, was seen starting his shift at the gun powder testing lab at 9:00a.m.  His colleague, Jeremy Clarkson was helping him test with variations of Black Powder Mix adding 14% more Sulfur than the original increments.

The original ingredients (percentages by mass) were:
   74.64% Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate, KNO3)
   13.51% Charcoal
   11.85% Sulfur

        At 9:45a.m. there was a large explosion from Lab C.  James May's colleague, Jeremy Clarkson was the only survivor.  James May died in the explosion.  Jeremy Clarkson was looking into the lab when he saw James drop a candle onto the floor, setting off the explosion that hit James' face and burned his abdomen severely enough to kill him within seconds of the explosion.  

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