Stove Room IV - The Carrie Furnace

This audio segment describes the many dangers of working in the stove room and what safety precautions could be taken. Workers would always enter the room in two man teams. A stove at the Carrie Furnace near Pittsburgh is pictured.

Photograph of the Stove Room at the Carrie Furnace. The Stove Room was an extremely dangerous place to work because of the toxic gases that could be released.

Stove Room IV

The Stove Room was a dangerous place to work because of the toxic gases that could escape there. For this reason, the workers always entered the Stove Room area in two man teams.

The audio segment describes some of these hazards and how they were dealt with. Anyone for an asbestos suit? Yes, that is one of the the 'safety precaution's that could be taken!