Richmond, VA Live Wire Accident, Jun 1910


Richmond Lineman Touched 3,000-Voltage Current With Ungloved Hand.

Special to The Washington Post.

Richmond, Va., June 21.--In sight of fellow-workmen Grover C. Weber, 25 years old, a lineman, was electrocuted when he caught a 3,000-voltage wire with his ungloved hand this afternoon. He was on a high ladder at the sandhouse of the Virginia Passenger and Power Company, and his body was held until the current was turned off.

Weber had the reputation of being the most reckless of workmen, and many times had been warned by his fellow-workmen. He was the sole support of his widowed mother and two sisters.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 22 Jun 1910