From the Boston Almanac for 1845
25 October 1844
A painter at work on Messrs Peck's Store, Milk Street, having a ladder tat was too short, rested the bottom on a box. Having ascended to the top, the box turned over, and thus he was thrown and badly fractured a leg.
27 October 1844
A horrible murder was perpetrated in a narrow street running between Cedar and Charles Streets, on the person of a Mrs. Bickford, late of Bangor, ME, by one Albert J. Tirrell, of Weymouth, MA, by cutting her throat from ear to ear. He then attempted burning the house to conceal his awful crime; the alarm was seasonable, and the threatened conflagration prevented. The body was awfully disfigured by the fire, as it was evident that Tirrell had tried to burn her upon the grate, or rather, leave the impression that she came accidentally by her death. Tirrell made his escape.
28 October 1844
While three workmen were engaged on a house in Greet Street, the staging gave way, and two of them fell to the balustrade, but were not fatally injured. The third one caught by the eves with his hands, and as the staging went, a ladder on which he ascended fell towards him, and he ascended in safety.
29 October 1844
Mr. Danforth, in attempting to stop a runaway horse, in Washington Street, had a leg broken.
As a baggage wagon drove thro' Union Street, several demijohns of oil of vitrol fell off in to the street, making quite a stream of the fiery liquid. Nothwithstanding its destructive nature, a countryman drove his horse into it,--where slipping, he fell, and spattered it on the bystanders, and one boy, particularly, was badly burned by it.
Mr. H. Rich, formerly of Wellfleet, was killed by falling through a scuttle at Messrs. Hunnewell's store, on Granite Wharf.