Timeline: Deadliest Workplace Accidents from PBS' "American Experience" television program. Provides a timeline from 1860 to 2010 with brief explanations of the worst workplace disasters in United States history.
In 1875, a devastating plague of locusts (grasshoppers) swept over the States of Kansas, Nebraska, and the western portions of Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota clearing the land of nearly all vegetation. Immigration into the affected areas came to a near halt and many left the region. This article quotes from eyewitnesses and numerous county history books of the time.