Greensburg, IN Electric Tension Wire Accident, Jun 1911


Grasps High Tension Electric Wire, Though Warned by Spectators.

Greensburg, Ind., June 16.---Charles Richards, aged about nineteen, was probably fatally burned by a live wire while assisting in cutting wires. One fell across a high tension wire of the I. & C. traction line, and he grasped it despite warning from spectators.

He was thrown to the ground, the wire fell across his back, where it burned five minutes before it was removed. Both hands were burned to a crisp and the body terribly discolored.

The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, IA 16 Jun 1911