Lea Park Works,
Prince Georges Road
Moulding Composition and Chemicals
Borough of Mitcham List of Factories,
Town Clerk’s Department,
Available at Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.
Reference L2 (670) MIT
Acid stream kills man
A man died and two others were injured last night when the bung of a drum flew out and a stream of acid squirted into their faces. The dead man was Henry Harris, aged 47, of Cavendish Grove. Lambeth. He died of burns and shock in Wilson Hospital, Mitcham. Charles Knight was kept in for observation, and a third man went home after treatment. They were opening drum of phenol-carbolic acid at the factory of James Ferguson and Sons, Prince George’s-road, Mitcham. The pressure of gas forced the bung out.
Source: Daily Herald – Friday 11 August 1950 from the British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)