Patrick J. Judge rescued Selma A. Zeck from electric shock, Scranton, Pennsylvania, August 12, 1936. While crossing a railroad-track, Selma, 10, fell and lay on the third rail charged with a current of 650 volts of electricity and on a running-rail 18 inches from it. She was unconscious, and smoke rose from her chest. From the side of the track opposite to the third rail Judge, 39, tool-room attendant, who had an artificial leg of wood, hurried to Selma, stood astride the running-rail, took hold of Selma under her armpits, and lifted her slightly. He received a severe shock, dropped Selma, and staggered backward to a point nine feet from the track. Returning to Selma and carefully standing on the ties, he took hold of her clothing at the back, lifted her up two feet, and carried her from the track. He received no further shock. Selma was revived but sustained serious burns on her chest, neck, arm, and leg.
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