Coroner's Office, July 1-- (An inquest was held) At 10th street, 5th avenue, on the body of Daniel Slevin, who was killed in consequence of falling from the roof of a new house through the joist on the first floor. Verdict accordingly.
Morning Herald (New York, NY) July 2, 1839.
From the N.Y. Courier and Enquirer of Tuesday.
Fatal Casualty-- On Saturday afternoon, an Irish laborer named Daniel Slevin, residing in 10th street, near 5th avenue, was at work upon the roof or a new building near his residence, when he fell between the rafters and struck upon his head on the floor timbers of the next story below. He was taken home immediately, and every attention paid him, but he was so badly injured as to live only till Sunday evening. His age was 32. The Coroner yesterday held an inquest upon the body, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.) July 6, 1839.