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Man Electrocuted While Taking Down Copper Wire In Brighton Park

An autopsy has ruled that a man died of accidental electrocution when he was shocked by copper wires he was trying to take down in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

David Coates, 57, is accused of stealing copper wire on several occasions from Midway International Airport, where he worked. In all, authorities said he stole 500 feet of copper wire. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

City Worker Accused Of Swiping Copper Wire From Midway Airport

A City Of Chicago worker stands accused of stealing 500 feet of copper wire from Midway Airport.

08/16/2012

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750 Feet Of Copper Wire Stolen From U Of C Construction Site

Burglars made off with a load of copper wire that would stretch across 2 1/2 football fields at the construction site for a new arts center at the University of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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Man Trying To Steal Copper Wire Killed By Downed Power Line

An unidentified man apparently trying to steal copper wire in a southwest suburban park was killed Wednesday night when a power line fell on him.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011