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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Larson Petterson
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Truckman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/14/1893
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/14/1893
Incident Location Industry/ Manufacturing
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On January 14, 1893, Chicago Fire Department Truckman Larson Petterson of Truck 2 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the Garden City Fan Company located at the intersection of North Clinton and West Washington Streets. While trying to find his way through the smoke-filled building, Petterson stepped into an elevator shaft and fell to his death.

Citations:

“Crushed by a Falling Wall,” Daily Inter Ocean, January 15, 1893.

“Fireman Buried by a Falling Wall,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 15, 1893.


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