William Cupples

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William Cupples - Clearfield Man Suffers Burns A Clearfield man...
Clearfield Man Suffers Burns A Clearfield man suffered second second and third degree burns of the heels and legs Monday afternoon afternoon in a Penelec line const ruction ruction project at E. Main St., Bellwood. William Cupples. 48. of Nickels St.. Clearfield, is attached to the Philipsburg Pe- nelec office. He and other members of the crew were engaged engaged in removing an old power line pole to make way for anew electric transmission line. While this project was underway, underway, two 12.000-volt lines on the old lines became crossed, shorted and burned off. dropping dropping into the service truck. Crewmen reported that Cup- pies was touching the truck when the lines hit the vehicle with all or part of the charge passing through his body, discharging discharging through his feet. Other members of the crew jumped clear of the truck and then removed Cupples, who was rushed to a Bellwood physician and then taken to Clearfield Hospital. The accident interrupted electric service in Bellwood for about an hour until the Greenwood Greenwood line could be switched to Bellwood. Normally most of the electric power for that area is serviced through the Tyrone- Bellwood line which the men were renewing.

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  1. Tyrone Daily Herald,
  2. 17 Aug 1966, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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