He died in a racing accident without having a riding helmet which most jockeys didn't at that time. His death served to motivate his brother, Roscoe Goose, to champion the cause of getting all jockeys to wear helmets, then for those helmets to become a part of the normal equipment worn as a standard requirement for racing. Roscoe also saw that necessary improvements were made for safety standards to increase the quality of the helmets too. Carl first rode at Churchill in spring of 1910, and his last meet was fall of 1915. Carl's fatal accident was at Latonia Race Course.
He was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.