|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|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|
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.
“Crushed by a Falling Wall,” Daily Inter Ocean, January 15, 1893.
“Fireman Buried by a Falling Wall,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 15, 1893.