Roger Quarles Scott, Sr., 37, power plant manager, rescued Mansel B. Lindley, 22, laborer, from electric shock, Baldwyn, Mississippi, July 28, 1929. As Lindley was starting to descend a pole on which were wires carrying 23,000 volts of electricity, he grasped an iron brace of a crossarm, and one of his fingers came in contact with a bare wire. Lindley was shocked into unconsciousness, and he hung with his hand grasping the brace. Scott, who was on the pole slightly lower than Lindley and who realized that instant action was necessary, jumped toward Lindley, trying to jerk his climbing irons free of the pole, and grasped Lindley’s leg. Lindley was pulled free of the brace and fell across some low-voltage wires that extended from the pole. Scott was shocked into unconsciousness at contact with Lindley and fell 25 feet to the ground. In a moment he recovered consciousness and ascended the pole and brought Lindley to the ground. Lindley was revived. Scott was slightly bruised from the fall and sustained slight burns.
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