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Morris Bushway - August 8, 1893 (#32)
Engine Co. No. 19 - 52 Waller Street

Box 76 - Market and Hayes streets.

This fire was caused by the explosion of benzine and indicted such serious injuries upon Eugene Dageney that he died twelve hours later at the Receiving Hospital. A lady named Hurtani employed in the upper story of the building, alarmed by the noise of the explosion and frightened by the shouts of the workmen, leaped from the window to the ground below and severely sprained both her legs. Several firemen employed in subduing the flames were slightly burned. Loss, $1,500.


1893 August 10

The body of Eugene Dageny, the victim of Tuesday's fire in Thomas' dye works on Tenth street, was taken from the Receiving Hospital to the Morgue yesterday morning. Morris Bushway, hoseman of engine 19, was able to leave the Receiving Hospital Tuesday night. The other firemen who were scorched were all doing well yesterday. Pierre Alexandre Allemand and Mine. Hourtain are reported to be progressing favorably at the French Hospital.
Source: San Francisco Call, Volume 74, Number 71, 10 August 1893 — The Dye Works Fire. [ARTICLE]


1893 August 9 In part

Several firemen, in their anxiety to cope with the flames, were more or less severely scorched about the face and hands.

Assistant Chief George W. Kennard, District Engineer George; Walsh, Philip Brady, foreman of Engine 2, were among the sufferers.

Acting Foreman Hugh Kennedy of Truck 3 and Robert Schultz and Michael Sheehan, truckmen, were also among the number, besides John Cronin, John Madison, James Reed, Thomas Crow and Morris Bushway, hosemen of Engine 19. They were all able to go to their homes except Bushway, who was taken to the Receiving Hospital, where it was found he bad inhaled benzine flames, besides having his face scorched and hands badly burned. He died at 1 o'clock this morning.
Source: San Francisco Call, Volume 74, Number 70, 9 August 1893 — BENZINE BURNS. [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

Extracted from original sources with grammar and spelling as published.

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