“The Burning of the Granite Mill”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
Keywords: fire death disaster
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar)


Workers in a Fall River factory are routinely locked into their workplace. The mill catches fire and the workers -- who could have been saved if conditions had been better -- die in agony

Historical references


  1. Laws G13, "The Burning of the Granite Mill"
  2. Creighton-NovaScotia 118, "Granite Mill" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT 675, GRANITML
  4. Roud #1823
  5. BI, LG13