Chief Welch of Columbus Injured
Chief Edward Welch, of the Columbus, Ohio, Fire Department, was removed unconscious to a local hospital when a live wire, broken by an aerial ladder, fell in a pool of water in which the Chief was standing.
The accident occurred at a three-alarm fire which razed an 83-year old church. Fire was caused by workmen who were using a blow torch to repair copper drain pipes on the roof. Twenty pieces of apparatus responded.