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Electrician, Installing Telephones, Struck by Current from Feed Wire
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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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Encyclopedia Titanica (2011) KILLED AT COL. ASTOR'S HOME (The New York Times, Saturday 2nd July 1910, ref: #11827, published 5 January 2011, generated 29th July 2021 06:26:15 AM); URL :