|Title||B+W photo of Maxwell House Coffee plant employees getting first aid on street after exposure to gas fumes, Hoboken, May 8, 1957.|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Maxwell House Coffee, Hoboken Division, Collection|
Black-and-white photo of Maxwell House Coffee plant employees being administered to on street after exposure to fumes, Hoboken, May 8, 1957.
7" x 9" wide print with integral caption (see below). Photograph taken by United Press Associations; reverse with credit stamp; reference file stamp of N.E.A. [Newspaper Editors Association]
There is a large number of people in the background. Five seated workers (three women and two men) in the foreground are being given first aid including wearing oxygen masks. None have been identified. Unstated is what gas that the employees were exposed to, but newspapers reported it as chlorine.
Text at top:
NWK1131146 - 5/8/57 - HOBOKEN, N.J.: Employes stricken by fumes are given oxygen outside the Maxwell House coffee plant 5/8 after 28 were overcome when a leaking cleaning solvent from tank spread non-poisonous fumes throughtout the structure. Ambulances took 13 workers -- one in critical condition -- to hospitals. At least 15 others were treated at the plant dispensary. UNITED PRESS TELELPHOTO =fpc=
|Photographer||United Press International (UPI)|
|Year Range from||1957.0|
|Year Range to||1957.0|
Maxwell House Coffee plant
Business & Commerce