Tagged with Tennessee Eastman Explosion 1960

Eastman Aniline Explosion Program

The Friends of the Archives of the City of Kingsport will host their Annual Meeting and Betty Gibson Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The meeting is held in conjunction with American Archives Month and welcomes guest speaker Pete Lodal, whose topic will be “The Eastman Explosion.” The event is free and open to … Continue reading

Tennessee Eastman Explosion,1960

Tomorrow marks the 51st anniversary of the Eastman Explosion. The explosion occurred on October 4, 1960. For more information and photos please revisit the posts on the blog from last year. https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/tennessee-eastman-explosion-october-4-1960/ https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/the-day-kingsport-wept-eastman-explosion-october-4-1960/ https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/eastman-explosion-1960-list-of-deceased/

Eastman Explosion 1960-list of deceased

Below is a listing of men who died as a result of the Eastman Explosion compiled by Pete Dykes in his booklet,  “The Day the Plant Exploded,” date unknown. *Bernard C. Arnold- Employed at Eastman for 17 years.  Worked in the Acid Division. *J.D. Byington, 50-With Eastman for 23 years in the S & M … Continue reading

The Day Kingsport Wept-Eastman Explosion October 4, 1960

“Earth shattering events have a way of burning themselves into the consciousness. Most people, if they’re old enough can recall exactly what they were doing when they learned that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and that President Kennedy had been shot. For Kingsport, it’s that way with the Eastman Explosion.” Mary Kiss-Kingsport Times- News Staff … Continue reading

Tennessee Eastman Explosion, October 4, 1960

Where were you on October 4, 1960-the day of the Eastman Explosion??? ***Please remember the photographic images on this site are the property of the Archives of the City of Kingsport and are governed by U.S. and International copyright laws. Please contact the archives for permission to use images or request reproductions*** Fifty years ago … Continue reading