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Non-fatal Cases.

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Quincy: Liberty Street,

Came in contact with metal sheathing of building,

which apparently was charged with electricity. Boston: Edison power station,

Company employee; received slight burns by short

circuiting a switch.
Winthrop: 106 Summit Avenue, While using telephone took hold of a portable electric

lamp and received shock.
Dedham: Edison station,

Company employee; while at work on switchboard

received a shock and burns.
Beverly: Rantoul Street and Railroad Company employee; hurt by a fall from a pole due
Avenue.

to electric shock.
Quincy: Billings Street,

Gypsy-moth employee; came in contact with electric

light wire passing through tree; slight shock. North Adams: Irving Street,

Playing with electric light wires by throwing one end

of bare wire over them; received burns.
Beverly: Essex Street,

Company employee; while changing wires touched

live electric light wire; received slight shock.
Boston: Washington Street and Blue While working on pole came in contact with primary
Hill Avenue.

wires; received shock.
Bridgewater: Eastern Grain Com- | Company employee; while handling wires received
pany's elevator.

burns.
Marblehead: Eastern Yacht Club, While investigating what appeared to be a fire, placed

hand on iron strap fastened to motor bed and received

shock. Milford: Main Street,

While handling portable incandescent lamp received

shock.

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Boston: Amory Avenue,

4,

Henry Rettman,

Laurence picked up a fallen wire in street; father and

two brothers went to his assistance; all received
burns.

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While at work on pole received burns from contact

with electric light wire. Telephone employee.

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Whitman: School and Beulah Streets, Climbed pole and became entangled with live electric

light wire; burned. Boston: 97 Harvard Street,

While climbing pole came in contact with live wire;

received burns and cuts from fall.
Melrose: Main Street, opposite Mount Company employee; slightly burned and hurt by fall
Vernon Street.

caused by electric shock while working on pole.
Fitchburg: vicinity of Burbank Hos While painting pole came in contact with electric light
pital.

wire and telephone wire; received burns.
Norwood: Municipal Light Station, Right hand slightly burned by hitting switch-blade

on station board.
Brockton: Courthouse,

Company employee; burned by short circuiting of

meter leads on which he was working.

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Lynn: 106 Woodman Street,

25,

Both men received slight shocks while trying to assist

Wm. J. McGrady, who received a shock which resulted in death.

APPENDIX G.– NEW LEGISLATION, 1910.

ACTS.

[CHAPTER 63.] An Act relative to the Venue of Certain Actions for Damages. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one hundred and forty-five of chapter five hundred and fourteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine, being “An Act to codify the laws relating to labor," in so far as it applies to chapter three hundred and twenty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four, which relates to the venue of certain actions to recover for injury or damage, is hereby repealed, and said chapter three hundred and twenty shall be and remain of the same force and effect which it had at the time of the passage of said chapter five hundred and fourteen.

SECTION 2. Said section one hundred and forty-five of chapter five hundred and fourteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word "seventyfive”, in the fifteenth line, the words: — three hundred and twenty.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved February 10, 1910.

[CHAPTER 124.] An Act to limit the Authority of a Gas or Electric Light Company to change its

Corporate Business. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section forty-seven of chapter one hundred and ten of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “chapter", in the sixth line, the words: — and if incorporated for the purpose of making, selling or distributing gas for light or for heating, cooking, chemical and mechanical purposes, it shall not engage in the business of making or selling electricity for light, heat or power, unless duly authorized to engage therein as provided in section fourteen of chapter one hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Laws, and if incorporated for the purpose of making or

selling electricity for light, heat or power, it shall not engage in the business of making, selling or distributing gas for light or for heating, cooking, chemical and mechanical purposes, — so as to read as follows: — Section 47. A corporation which is subject to the provisions of this chapter may, by a vote of all its stockholders at a meeting duly called for the purpose, alter, add to or change the business for the transaction of which it was incorporated, but it shall not engage in any business which is not authorized by the provisions of this chapter, and if incorporated for the purpose of making, selling or distributing gas for light or for heating, cooking, chemical and mechanical purposes, it shall not engage in the business of making or selling electricity for light, heat or power, unless duly horized to engage therein as provided in section fourteen of chapter one hundred and twenty-one of the Revised Laws, and if incorporated for the purpose of making or selling electricity for light, heat or power, it shall not engage in the business of making, selling or distributing gas for light or for heating, cooking, chemical and mechanical purposes. A certificate setting forth such alteration, addition or change, signed and sworn to by the president, treasurer and a majority of the directors, shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the commonwealth.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. [Approved February 28, 1910.

[CHAPTER 136.] An Act relative to the Municipal Election and the Municipal Year in the City of

Holyoke. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section five of chapter four hundred and thirtyeight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six is hereby amended by striking out the word "second", in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word: — first, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. The municipal election shall take place annually on the first Tuesday of December, and the municipal year shall begin at ten o'clock in the morning on the first Monday of January next following, and continue until ten o'clock in the morning on the first Monday of January next following.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the board of aldermen of the city of Holyoke. [Approved February 28, 1910.

[CHAPTER 166.]

An Act relative to giving Notices of Injuries. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. Section twenty-one of chapter fifty-one of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word "treasurer”, in the sixth line, the words: — If the person injured dies within the time required for giving the notice, his executor or administrator may give such notice within thirty days after his appointment, - and by striking out all after the word "removed", in the ninth line, and ending with the word "notice", where it first occurs in the eleventh line, and inserting in place thereof the words: — and if he dies within said ten days, so as to read as follows: - Section 21. Such notice shall be in writing, signed by the person injured or by some one in his behalf, and may be given, in the case of a county, to one of the county commissioners or the county treasurer; in the case of a city, to the mayor, the city clerk or treasurer; and in the case of a town, to one of the selectmen or to the town clerk or treasurer. If the person injured dies within the time required for giving the notice, his executor or administrator may give such notice within thirty days after his appointment. If by reason of physical or mental incapacity it is impossible for the person injured to give the notice within the time required, he may give it within ten days after such incapacity has been removed, and if he dies within said ten days his executor or administrator may give the notice within thirty days after his appointment.

SECTION 2. Section one hundred and thirty-two of chapter five hundred and fourteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by striking out the semi-colon and the word “but”, in the eighth line, and inserting a period and the words:- If the person injured dies within the time required for giving the notice his executor or administrator may give such notice within sixty days after his appointment, — by changing the first letter in the word “if”, in the ninth line, to a capital, and by striking out the comma in the ninth line, and all after the word “dies", in the twelfth line, and ending with the comma following the word "it”, in the fifteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the words: — within said ten days, so as to read as follows: Section 132. No action for the recovery of damages for injury or death under the provisions of the five preceding sections shall be maintained unless notice of the time, place and cause of the injury

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