|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||26 to 30|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/14/1880|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On September 11, 1881, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman Thomas O’Shaughnessy, an acting lieutenant for Engine 1, was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a fire on Polk Street. O’Shaughnessy was thrown from the hose cart he was driving when he made a sharp turn onto Market Street, and his right leg was crushed under the vehicle. He died from his injuries on October 14.
“The City,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 12, 1880.