Power lines too low to the ground caused severe injuries to an Alabama man and lead to a jury verdict of $1.5 million. Ronald McCarter sued Black Warrior Electric over injuries he sustained when a road paving machine he was operating struck power lines causing 7600 volts of electricity to go through his arm. McCarter has constant swelling and pain in his arm and can no longer contract his hand. National guidelines state that power lines carrying this much electricity should be a minimum height from the ground to avoid this type of accident.
Source: Tuscaloosan News
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