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Commonwealth v. Welansky
Citation:55 N.E.2d 902 (1944)
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Commonwealth v. Welansky
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Welansky owned an operated a night clup. He generally spent his nights supervising the business. However, he became ill and was in the hospital for several days. During this time the night club continued to operate. One night, an employee accidentally set a fire when trying to fix a light bulb. The patrons of the nightclub panicked and began rushing towards the emergency exits. However, several of the exits were either locked or blocked and patrons were not able to escape. Around 500 people died in the fire.
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