Electrocution/Wrongful Death/Burn Injury - $1,000,000

The widow of a man who was electrocuted by nearby power lines recovered $1,000,000 from the utility company, which placed the power lines too close to a building in violation of the National Electric Safety Code.  The man was killed while standing on scaffolding to make repairs to the building. The utility contended that contributory negligence was an issue.