9/10/1903 a Nashville, TN firefighter died at a wholesale grocery warehouse heavily involved in fire, with extension to a stove and tinware store next door. “For close to two hours, firefighters poured thousands of gallons of water on the two burning buildings and finally brought the blaze under control. During the overhaul stage, the firefighter and his crew were ordered to stretch a line to the top floor of the grocery concern, via a ladder, and extinguish any pockets of remaining fire. As the men worked, they heard the cries of other firefighters that the walls of the stove store were bulging. Suddenly, the entire front wall of the stove company fell away from the building. With that went the walls of the grocery concern and a third store. The firefighter and three other men, including the fire chief, were immediately buried under tons of rubble. The fire chief was the first to be found, and although seriously injured, his life was spared when several beams fell over him, creating a void. The firefighter was then found and the other two men shortly after. He was critically injured, having sustained a fractured spine and severe internal injuries, and died later in the day.”
9/10/1989 a Greenwood Village, CO firefighter died “while operating at a three-alarm fire in an occupied two-story brick, block long strip mall. He was killed when the roof collapsed on top of him.”
9/10/1990 a Sacramento, CA. firefighter died “from injuries sustained 23 years earlier while fighting a residential fire. He, a firefighter for three years, was overcome by smoke while searching for survivors in an apartment fire. Sacramento firefighters donated their time and money to support the firefighter and his family during those 23 years.”
9/10/2002 a Martin, South Dakota firefighter died while at work at Mueller Feeds and engaged in the cleaning of a below grade molasses tank used in the manufacturing of animal feed. “The tank had a few inches of molasses remaining at the bottom. A co-worker descended into the tank as the firefighter stood by at the tank entrance. In less than 1 minute, the co-worker became unconscious and fell face down into the molasses. The firefighter called for help indicating that he thought that his co-worker had suffered a heart attack. He instructed his supervisor to call 9-1-1 and said that he was going into the tank to assist. From the moment the fire department was called, the firefighter was considered to be on-duty. He descended into the tank and was overcome almost immediately. Both men were removed from the tank by arriving responders and CPR was initiated. Both men were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The cause of deaths were listed as asphyxiation due to exposure to hydrogen sulfide and a low oxygen atmosphere.”
9/10/2004 a Warren, Rhode Island firefighter died while fighting a fire in an apartment building. Firefighters found a fire in the kitchen of a third-floor apartment. The firefighter provided ventilation in the fire occupancy by opening windows.”
9/10/1953 Cleveland, OH a gas explosion under W 117th Street killed a woman and injured sixty-seven during rush-hour.
9/10/1904 a powder mill explosion killed nineteen near Fair Chance, PA. “The Rand Powder Mills at Fair Chance, six miles south of Uniontown, were entirely wiped out this morning by a series of explosions of powder, which by concussion also set off two carloads of dynamite standing on a near-by railroad siding.”
9/10/1889 Golden, CO a coal mine disaster killed eleven.
9/10/1816 Charleston, SC the Steamboat Enterprise boiler explosion killed eight and injured six during a furious thunder-storm.