Harry M. Snyder, 22, assistant bank cashier, attempted to rescue George C. Brown, 31, electrician, from electric shock, Williamsburg, Kentucky, July 12, 1930. Brown, wearing rubber gloves, picked up a broken wire that was charged with a current of 2,300 volts of electricity and drew the wire taut around the trunk of a tree. As he was trying to tie it, he received a shock and stood with both of his hands tightly grasping the wire. It was night, a heavy rain had fallen, and the ground was wet. Snyder, who wore no gloves, ran a few steps to Brown and took hold of a cuff of his glove with one hand. He was shocked and became unconscious. Both fell and lay side by side on the ground. Brown lay on the wire, and the current flashed about both. A little later the current was cut off, and Snyder was revived. He sustained severe burns but recovered. Brown could not be revived.
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