FPL ordered to pay $24 million to mother of son who was electrocuted


Florida Power & Light has to pay a mother nearly $24 million after a jury found the utility company liable for the electrocution death of her son.

Justin Dominguez, 15, died two weeks after he climbed a bamboo stalk that hit 13,000-volt power lines near his Fort Myers home in 2011. Attorneys for the boy’s mother successfully argued that FPL knew the bamboo stalk posed a risk to residents and had even put in a work order to remove the bamboo three years before Justin’s death, and that the plants still remained in the neighborhood until earlier this year, Daily Business Review reported. Continue reading…

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