Brooklyn, NY Fire Engine Accident, July 1922
FIREMAN KILLED, ANOTHER DYING, AS ENGINE SKIDS.
ACCIDENT IN BROOKLYN AS COMPANY CHANGES QUARTERS BECAUSE OF JANE ST. FIRE.
Fireman JAMES H. MALONE of No. 219 Engine was instantly killed by being thrown from the heavy combination motor pump and hose wagon of the company at Flatbush Avenue Extension and Johnson Street, Brooklyn, at a little after 9 o'clock this morning. Fireman JOSEPH CARROLL is in Brooklyn Hospital at the point of death with a fractured skull and internal injuries received in the tragic accident.
Engine No. 219, which has headquarters at Dean Street and Underhill Avenue, was moving to the station of Engine No. 207 in Front Street near Johnson to replace No. 207 which had been called to Manhattan by the ninth alarm for the fire and explosion in Jane Street. Capt. Clarence Tennis was seated beside the driver of the engine, Fireman J. J. White. Firemen MALONE and CARROLL were on the rear step.
Turning from Flatbush Avenue Extension into Johnson Street, the rear left wheel of the machine slipped into the depression of the sewer project. The machine skidded violently against the curb. MALONE was pitched off falling heavily on his head and never moved after he struck the sidewalk. CARROLL fell on top of MALONE.
Capt. Tennis took the two firemen to Brooklyn Hospital in an ambulance which pulled up beside the scene. MALONE was dead when they reached the hospital.
MALONE lived at No. 244 St. Mark's Place. He has been a fireman since June, 1903.
The Evening World New York New York 1922-07-18