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Firefighter Details

Name Robert Freeman
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Assistant Engineer
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/22/1904
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/22/1904
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On September 22, 1904, Assistant Engineer Robert Freeman of Engine Company No. 44 of the Chicago Fire Department died after accidently falling through the hole surrounding the fire pole at Company Headquarters. Freeman was on the second floor when he lost his footing and fell through the hole.

He became a member of the Department January 31, 1893 and was survived by his widow.

Citation

“Dies By Fall in Engine House,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 23, 1904.


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