KILLED AT COL. ASTOR'S HOME

The New York Times

Electrician, Installing Telephones, Struck by Current from Feed Wire
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Special to The New York Times
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NEWPORT, R. I., July 1---Eugene McCrohan, aged 25 years, employed by the Providence Telephone Company as an inspector, met instant death to-day in the basement of Col. John Jacob Astor's residence, when about to install telephone instruments.

McCrohan had struck a match to pick out the wire he wanted to work with, when one of his hands touched an electric feed wire and the full force of the current of 2,300 volts passed through his body.

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