Leadership

CARELESSNESS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS BY FIRE

Issue 10 and Volume 15.

CARELESSNESS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS BY FIRE Lightning led as a cause of fire deaths in Ohio during the month of July, says State Fire Marshal H. A. Dykeman, there being 8 deaths and 12 injuries reported up to the 30th. High voltage wires and other electrical troubles killed seven people, and Fourth of July claimed two victims—one child and one man. Thirty people in all were killed during July in Ohio by fire or fire causes. Of the deaths, 13 were children. The causes of their deaths were lightning, 1; matches, 4; electric wires, 3; gunpowder (lockjaw) 1; hot clinkers, 1; bonfires, 1; oil (probably murder victims) 2. fuly, 1921, shows four more deaths and 20 more injuries than for the same month last year—in fact, the number of injuries being greater than for any one month since the casualty record was kept, but 33 of these injuries must be…

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