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“ACCIDENTAL,” CORONER S VERDICT ON DEATH OF PITTSBURGH FIREMEN

Issue 13 and Volume 75.

“ACCIDENTAL,” CORONER S VERDICT ON DEATH OF PITTSBURGH FIREMEN The Testimony at the Inquest of the Seven Members Who Were Drowned in Oil at the Atlantic Refinery Fire THE verdict of the coroner’s jury which sat upon the death of the seven members of the Pittsburgh, Pa., fire department who lost their lives through the collapse of a fire ladder on January 21 last, was that their death was accidental The unfortunate incident, it will be remembered, occurred at a fire in the plant of the Atlantic Refining Company, when a ladder on which two firemen were fighting the fire broke, dropping them on to the wooden roof of an oil tank, on which five other firemen were working. The impact ot their fall caused the flimsy roof to collapse precipitating all seven into the oil below and drowning them. At the inquest before the coroner’s jury, E. R. Smith…

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