100 Years Ago

Lineman Electrocuted


September 8, 2022

Herald of Sept. 15, 1922

Silas Ickes of Huntingdon, chief lineman for the Raystown Water Power company, was electrocuted at Roaring Spring when he fell from a pole and came in contact with high tension wires feeding the borough service lines. He was finished with his work for the day and was descending when his safety belt tore. The accident was witnessed by hundreds of workmen from the Blank Book plant.

Rev. Brice Sell of Freedom Township, a retired farmer and minister of the Church of the Brethren, was fatally injured in a motor accident in Altoona on Oak Avenue. Rev. Sell was on his pro...

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