On November 17, 1886, while on a multi-alarm fire at the Burrough Bros. Chemical Work, 92 Camden Street, the No. 2 Hayes aerial ladder had been fully extended and on it were 7 pipemen, 3 hose pipes and heavy hose. The weight was too much and the truck flipped onto it's side, causing the extended ladder and the 7 pipemen to be slammed into the adjacent building. Pipeman Francis Kerr & Pipeman Charles Grund were killed and Pipeman Henry Ryan was critically injured and transported to the hospital. On November 21, 1886 Pipeman Henry Ryan died from the injuries, his age and number of years served are unknown at this time.