Downed Power Lines to Blame for Electrocution
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (August 22, 2017) — A downed power line is being blamed for the death of 62-year-old Donald Wayne Vonflotow at 8272 Brush Drive, according to the the Orange County Sheriff Coroner and the Huntington Beach Police Department.
The fatal electrocution was reported about 12:23 a.m. outside of the victim’s home on Monday morning. An image of the home on Google Maps shows a single power line that runs in the front of the victim’s home close to the curb line. However, the report stated the man’s power went out and he went into the backyard to see what happened.
The victim died at the scene of the incident. There was a resulting power outage in the area affecting some 199 Edison customers, police said.
Liability for Electrocution
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group are deeply saddened by news of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of this man as they cope with his loss.
Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken due to a preventable situation such as poorly maintained electrical lines. The loss is immeasurable. The aging power grid has been the cause of numerous serious injuries and deaths throughout California. If this should happen, Southern California Edison may be held responsible for the injuries or the death of a loved one due to poor maintenance and neglect.
At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that losing a loved one is not only a deeply emotional loss, but also an economic one. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact our law firm and speak with an experienced California wrongful death attorney today at 800-235-6801. Our team will bring all our expertise to your case and help you get the justice you deserve.
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