Cause, too much steam

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This is from "The Columbia Herald, (Columbia, Tennessee), 1870." Does the reporter moonlight as the coroner?.

" Man Killed. Yesterday [24 Mar 1870] about 11 o'clock, the steam boiler of Matthew's Mill on the Campbellsville pike, 5 miles from Columbia, burst, and killed Mr. Samuel H Matthews, breaking both legs twice, both arms, neck, jaw bone three times. Cause, too much steam. Mr. Matthews was about 21 years old and a most excellent young man."

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I think the reporter was a steam engineer, the boiler burst as a result of too much steam.
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