Lineman Killed In Fall From 20-FT. Pole
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Mar 1913, p. 1

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27 Mar 1913
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John McDermott
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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John McDermott Suffers Fractured Skull in Accident, Dying Few Hours LaterJohn McDermott, 1134 Ayars place, Evanston, a lineman employed by the Public Service company, died Sunday at 11 o'clock from injuries suffered in a fall from a telephone pole between Hinman avenue and Clark street. McDermott was repairing broken wires on a pole about twenty feet from the ground. In shifting his position he lost his balance and fell to the stone pavement, striking on his head. He was rushed to the Evanston hospital, where an examination showed that he suffered a fractured skull and many broken bones. McDermott died a few hours after he was taken to the hospital. McDermott's home is in Urbana, Ohio, and he has been employed by the Public Service company for the last two years. He was 23 years old. He has a wide circle of friends in Evanston. An inquest is being held this afternnoon at theh Schaefer undertaking parlors. Relatives of the unfortunate man have been notified and are expected in Evanston some time today.
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Lineman Killed In Fall From 20-FT. Pole