|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||12/16/1900|
|Date of Death||4/28/1934|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||Equipment failure|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On April 28, 1934, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter George Lubben of Engine 42 died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm on Division Street. Lubben was riding on the running board of Engine 42 when a rear wheel came off a few blocks south of Division Street. The apparatus turned over, and Lubben and another firefighter were thrown to the pavement. Lubben was transported to Henrotin Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was survived by his pregnant widow and two daughters.
“Fireman Killed, Four Others Are Hurt in Crash,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 31, 1933.