|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/4/1892|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision , Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On October 3, 1892, Chicago Fire Department Driver Henry Wallbaum of Engine 3 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a 4-11 alarm industrial fire on West 18th Street.
Wallbaum was killed when Engine 3 was struck by a passenger train while crossing the Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad tracks on Morgan Street. He was thrown from Engine 3 and suffered a skull fracture and various internal injuries. Wallbaum was transported to Cook County Hospital, where he died from his injuries on October 4.
“Fire Costs One Life,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 4, 1892.
“Fire amid Oils,” Daily Inter Ocean, October 4, 1892.