Mack Gray, 25, miner, died attempting to rescue E. Mack Garland, 19, farmer, from electric shock, Elys, Kentucky, September 10, 1938. Garland got in contact with a broken uninsulated wire that had fallen on wet ground and carried 110 volts of electricity, and he fell to the ground and lay unconscious on the wire. Gray, whose clothing was wet, stood near Garland and by means of a broom lifted the wire a foot but did not free Garland. He lifted the wire with more force, and it sprung from the broom to his right shoulder and chest. He was shocked and fell to the ground, the wire remaining in contact with him. Five minutes later the circuit was broken, and Garland regained consciousness. He sustained severe burns but recovered. Gray could not be revived.
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