Accidental Death from Electricity Showells Dictionary of Birmingham 1885

Accidental Death from Electricity.—Jan. 20, 1880, a musician, named Augustus Biedermann, took hold of two joints of the wires supplying the electric lights of the Holte Theatre, and receiving nearly the full force of the 40-horse power battery, was killed on the spot.

Source: Showell’s Dictionary of Birmingham 1885.