|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/12/1931|
|Cause of Death||Fall , Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Trauma , Burns|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On May 12, 1931, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter John McAneney was fatally injured in the line of duty while fighting a fire in a furniture plant at the intersection of 76th and Wallace Streets. McAneney fell through the roof of the five-story building, became trapped on the fourth floor, and jumped four floors to the street below to escape the flames. He died the following day, May 12, at St. Bernard’s Hospital, and was survived by his widow and two children.
“Fireman Hurt in Roof Crash Dies of Injuries,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 13, 1931.