Boston, MA Fell Under the Wheels of a Coal Truck, Jan 1899


Boston, Jan. 23.--Engineer Martin McDonald of the Boston fire department was killed while on the way to a fire this forenoon by being thrown from his engine and falling under the wheels of a heavily loaded coal truck. Engine 13, with which McDonald was connected, was responding to an alarm from box 218 at the corner of Palmer and Washington streets. McDonald stood on the fireboard behind and as the engine swerved, in crossing the street, he was thrown off and run over before the driver of the coal team could stop his horses.

The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, NH 24 Jan 1899