CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2007
A 49-year-old man was electrocuted while installing plastic water pipe under a house, a coroner's spokesman said Tuesday. Gilbert Alarcon was working at a residence on Amber Lantern on Monday when he apparently came into contact with a live wire and died at the scene, the spokesman said. He lived in Dana Point.
May 3, 2007 |
The Nebraska Supreme Court stayed an execution Wednesday over concerns about a new electrocution protocol in the only state that relies solely on the electric chair for capital punishment. Carey Dean Moore had been scheduled to die Tuesday for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers. The high court issued the stay after receiving a request for review of the protocol from state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha. State Supreme Court Judge John Gerrard wrote that recent U.S.
May 6, 2006 |
A 14-year-old girl was electrocuted in a Baltimore city park after she leaned on a fence to stretch before a baseball game, fire officials said. Firefighters found a power line was sagging and had touched the fence that the girl leaned on, said Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department. At about 8 p.m., teammates saw the girl put her foot on the fence in Druid Hill Park and then fall to the ground, Cartwright said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2006 |
A 44-year-old Moreno Valley woman was electrocuted while repairing wires in a Riverside home Tuesday, authorities said. Independent contractor Debra Ann McCullah was working on the wiring in a small attic space when she was electrocuted at 6:37 p.m., said Steven Frasher, spokesman for the Riverside Police Department. Firefighters had to cut through the home's roof to reach her, Frasher said. McCullah was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Riverside Community Hospital.
February 26, 2006 |
On the shelves at Trixie & Peanut, a boutique in Manhattan, are indulgences for dog owners concerned with image: pink sequined tank tops, moss-green lizard-skin collars, rhinestone barrettes shaped like tiny bones. Then there are specialty products for a different kind of shopper: People who don't want their pet to be electrocuted.
October 31, 2005 |
A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted in his Waco church after grabbing a microphone while standing in water, a church employee said. The Rev. Kyle Lake, 33, was in a baptismal at University Baptist Church when he was electrocuted, said Jamie Dudley, a church business administrator. Doctors in the congregation performed chest compressions, she said. Lake was taken by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where nursing supervisor Pat Mahl said he was pronounced dead.
June 26, 2005 |
The family of a 12-year-old boy who was electrocuted at a bus stop shelter in Miami was awarded $65.1 million in a civil trial against the outdoor advertising company that built and wired the structure. A jury decided that Eller Media Co. must pay $4.1 million in compensatory damages and $61 million in punitive damages in the 1998 death of Jorge Luis Cabrera. Phoenix-based Eller Media's parent company is Clear Channel Communications Inc., the nation's largest radio broadcaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2005 |
A captain with the Santa Clara County Fire Department died early Sunday after being electrocuted by a power line at a house fire. Capt. Mark McCormack's on-duty death was the first in the department's 58-year history, officials said. Firefighters were called to the scene about 2:20 a.m. Sunday. Six residents were at home and escaped uninjured, officials said. As McCormack helped fight the blaze, he touched a live electrical wire.
November 24, 2004 |
The family of a woman electrocuted while walking her dogs last winter received a $6.25 million cash settlement Tuesday from the utility that acknowledged her death was caused by an improperly wrapped wire. Consolidated Edison also agreed to pay for a $1-million scholarship and research fund at Columbia University in memory of Jodie Lane, 30, a doctoral student who was killed Jan. 16 when she stepped on the metal cover of a utility box while walking her two dogs.