1949 George Carrigan's fall from power pole

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1949 George Carrigan's fall from power pole - It has been approved by P. H Mulchay, chairman...
It has been approved by P. H Mulchay, chairman of the finance commission, and D. K. Moffat, budget examiner. The governor i expected to act on it soon after George Carrigan wan injured seriously Saturday when he fell 25 ft (arrow) while working on switch rack in Still Creek canyon. Lineman Falls 25 Ft., Hurt A Utah Power and Light Co. lineman fell 25 ft. from a switch rack at the mouth of Mill Creek canyon Saturday about 2:35 p.m. and later was reported in "fair" condition in L D S hospital. A fellow workman identified the man as George Carrigan, 70, Midvale. He suffered possible fractured back and possible internal injuries and shock. James H. McClure, 172 Pueblo St., a truck driver for the power company, said the victim was working with a crew installing rotary switches at a spot near the company's station in the mouth of the canyon. Mr. Carrigan was working on * switch rack—two timbers strung between a pair of poles about 25 ft. above ground —when he apparently lost his balance. Whether ths lineman lost his footing or became ill on hia high perch was not kr.own, Mr. McClure said. He said the victim's wrist watch stopped at 2:35 p.m. from the impact. Mr. Carrigan was taken to LDS hospital for treatment. Canyon Fire Loss Laid to Youths A .pair of unindentified youths were blamed Saturday night for the destruction by fire of a summer cabin located in Little Willow canyon, near Little Cottonwood canyon. County sheriff's officers said the cabin was destroyed by flames about 8:30 p.m.

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 12 Jun 1949, Sun,
  3. Page 67

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