The R. B. Grover & Cc. shoe factory explosion was one of many disasters in which workers suffered due to exposure to unsafe working conditions. This article from The Taney County Republican reports on the tragic explosion at the Grover shoe factory. As you read, identify the language that the author uses to describe the reactions of workers at the R. B. Grover & Cc. shoe factory during the disaster. This informational text is for grade 9 readers. Shoe Factory Horror by The Taney County Republican is in the public domain.