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Electricity Production and Distribution
Man's family sues after electrical death on vacant property [Pages from the Past]

An article in the May 2, 1914 edition of The Argus reported an lawsuit after the accidental death of man. For the death of Diedrick Albers, who was killed July 30, 1913, by an electric shock while on the premises at the corner of Wilkens and Beechfield avenues, suit for $15,000 damages was brought Tuesday in the City Court by his widow and daughter. The suit is against the Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company, the Patapsco Electric and Manufacturing Company and Catherine Textor and William A. Smith, trustees of the estate of the late Anton Textor, to whom the property belonged. The property was unoccupied, it was stated, and electric wires extending into the house had been...