Grimsby Newspapers
Chas. Douborough electrocuted
Grimsby Independent, 21 Jul 1915, p. 1

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Newspaper located in the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
21 Jul 1915
Date Of Event:
16 July 1915
Personal Name(s):
Douborough, Charles
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Had just finished erecting a transformer on pole, made his connections and cut-in and started down - dead when found - Ed Bentley went into house and when he came back found Douborough hanging from the cross arm by his pole belt - inquest ordered - Constable Konkle empanelled jury which after viewing remains and scene of accident adjourned to meet on Tuesday. A very bad accident happened on Friday morning, just west of the town, when Charles Douborough, a lineman working for the D. P. & T. was electrocuted while erecting a transformer on a pole opposite the residence of Mr. C. Ernest Woolverton. Douborough, in company with Mr. Edward Bently [sic], had been working on the pole nearly all morning and about 11:30 had made his connections and cut-ins and hollered down to Bently that everything was all right and started down the pole. Bently went into Mr. Woolverton's house to see if the connections were all right and the lights working. He was gone about five minutes and when he returned to the road thought it was Douborough smoking. He looked up at the pole and saw Douborough hanging from the cross arm by his pole belt, and smoke arising from his shirt. Bently immediately went up the pole with a rope, fastened it around the deceased man's body, cut the pole strap, and lowered him to the ground. Mr. Woolverton and Bently rushed him to Grimsby to a doctor, but in spite of all that medical aid could do, the vital spark of life had fled...The body was turned over to J.C. Marlatt & Son for preparation for burial. Coroner Alexander ordered an inquest...The jury is as follows: Geo. E. Miller (Foreman), J.H. Gibson, A.W. Moore, F.J. Sheppherd, A.E. Phipps, Jas. S. Wray, Jas. F. Bird, Jas. M. Lawrie, Jas. J. Groce, R.T. Theal, R. Hagar, and H.H. Kelson...

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Chas. Douborough electrocuted