Worker Electrocuted At Coca-cola Plant

Police beat

April 22, 1992

An employee at the Coca-Cola Co. in Annapolis was electrocuted Monday afternoon while repairing wiring at the plant, police said.

Harvey Negley, 42, of Bradenton, Fla., was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center at 3:30 p.m.

Officers said Negley was trying to fix some wires in a pipe undersome concrete inside the building when the wires became tangled. He opened a circuit breaker box and accidentally grabbed some live wires, police said.

He was shocked with 400 to 450 volts of electricity.


A 66-year-old man cutting down a tree in Gambrills was critically injured yesterday afternoon when he fell 30 feet and hit his head on the base of a ladder.

Norman Louis Gadow, was working at a home in the 900 block of Waugh Chapel Road when he lost his balance on the ladder as he was preparing the tree to be felled about 12:25 p.m..

Police said the safety belt the man was wearing snapped. Gadow, who lives in the unit block of Winding Wood Way in Pasadena, was rushed to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition late yesterday afternoon.


A county police officer has been suspended without pay after he was chargedwith making false reports to an insurance company.

Gary Allen Thorn Jr., a patrol officer from the Northern District station, also wascharged with theft of more than $300.

According to charging documents, Thorn, 28, reported his 1988 Ford truck stolen to Nationwide Insurance Co.

He told the company the truck had been stolen while itwas parked in Baltimore County Sept. 29.

The truck was recovered from a relative's home in West Virginia a short time later, police said.


1200 block of Cronson Boulevard: April 18, entry gained through the door. Tools taken. Total loss: $10,900.


700 block of Route 3: April 15, entry gained through the window. Appliances taken. Total loss: Unknown.

Glen Burnie

7400 block of E. Furnace Branch Road: April 18, entry gained through the door. Money taken. Total loss: $74.

700 block of James Road: April 19. Appliances taken. Total loss: Unknown.

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