The Great Molasses Spill

The Arts Mechanical

In early 1919 there was an industrial accident that will go down in history as the stickiest accident in history. This was the great molasses flood in Boston. The spill was the result of a tank failure in the north end of Boston. 21 people were killed and over 150 injured.  The city was covered in sticky goo that to this day has not fully disappeared, having clogged up buried electrical conduits and other underground structures.

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