Pa. Utility Defends Settlement Tied To Power Line Death

Law360, Philadelphia (October 1, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT) -- West Penn Power Co. on Monday defended a proposed settlement with the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission connected to the 2009 death of a woman who was struck by a fallen power line, arguing efforts by the woman’s family to increase the frequency of power line inspections should be disregarded.

In objections to the proposed settlement filed earlier this month, the family of Carrie Goretzka is seeking to force West Penn to provided repeated infrared inspection of automatic splices on its power lines, rather than a one-time-only...
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