ENGINEER LEISURE INSTANTLY KILLED
When He Comes In Contact with a High Tension Electric Wire.
The Daily Telegram., December 15, 1914
Charles S. Leisure, aged 22 years, an engineer and general electrician of the Consolidation Coal Company, employed at their Columbia mine east of the city, was instantly killed at 7:15 o’clock Tuesday morning when he came in contact with a high tension electric wire.
Leisure reported for work at 7 o’clock and was sent to the tower to make some repairs. When he got on the tower, coal miners nearby saw him strike the high tension wire and fall. They immediately notified other men of the engineering and electrical department of the plant and he was taken from the tower.
Dr. S. M. Mason, coroner, was notified of the accident and is making an investigation. If an inquest is necessary he will impanel a jury late Tuesday or Wednesday.
The deceased man is single and made his home with a sister, Mrs. C. E. Wilmouth, at the Despard mine addition. His father, George W. Leisure, and another sister, Mrs. N. P. Morrison, also survive him.
The funeral services will be held at the home and the burial will be in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. The time has not been set yet.