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A single man, named J. Neve, living in Leith street, who was employed at Strachan's Brewery, in the north end of the City, met his death this morning under peculiar circumstances. He was working at a tank, and had with him an electric switch or torch. Nobody actually knows what occurred, but it would seem that deceased slipped, and when he was found the electric torch was lying ■under his chin. An employee who picked him up is said to have received a slight shock. Medical assistance was at once obtained, but the man was then dead. Later particulars show that deceased (James Neve, who was aged about 30 years, and lived with hip widowed mother) was working in the freezing chamber, and was carrying an electric torch, and that when his body was found by the electrician the torch was under his chin, which was burnt. There seems to bo very little doubt but that the unfortunate man was electrocuted. An inquest will be held on the body.

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A MAN'S DEATH, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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A MAN'S DEATH Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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