Widow Collects for Fireman’s Death

Issue 10 and Volume 101.

Widow Collects for Fireman’s Death Mrs. Stephanie M. O’Malley, of Bridgeport, Conn., widow of the late Asst. Fire Chief William C. O’Malley, who met his death in a fire in that city, November 10, 1947, was paid $9,000 on September 24. in an out of court settlement of a $20,000 negligence action she brought in Superior Court, Bridgeport, against the Universal Sign Company and George Baum of Brideport, and Alfred Tearson, of Detroit, Mich., for the death of her husband. Asst. Chief O’Malley was burned and injured fatally allegedly after he had been overcome by gas while fighting a blaze in the sign company’s plant at 839 Railroad Avenue, Bridgeport. Mr. Baum and Mrs. Tearson are the owners of the property where the fire occurred. It was contended in behalf of Mrs. O’Malley, administratrix of her husband’s estate, that the sign company was negligent in using gas for the manufacture…

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