Firefighter Eugene O'Gorman

Photo of Firefighter Eugene O'Gorman
Last Call: Tue, Aug 14th, 1883
Date of Incident: Mon, Aug 13th, 1883
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Accidental)
Service Time: 8 years
Age: 48


His wife and five children.


While responding to an alarm, Firefighter O'Gorman was standing on a footboard on Engine #7. As they were driving down Chouteau Avenue, the engine collided with a malt truck. Firefighter O'Gorman was thrown between the wheel and the boiler. He suffered severe burns when a steam pipe on the boiler burst. He died several hours later.


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1421 North Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
(314) 533-3406


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