airlinelover
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Skateboarder Branded By Manhole Cover Sues!

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:28 am

http://www.comcast.net/news/strange/...STRANGE&fn=/2005/07/22/184310.html

NEW YORK - A woman who was branded with letters from the Consolidated Edison logo when she fell off a skateboard onto a searing hot manhole cover in Manhattan last year filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking unspecified damages from the utility.

Elizabeth C. Wallenberg, 27, was burned just above her buttocks and on her left arm when she fell off her skateboard onto a cover over a steam pipe at Second Avenue and 13th Street in the East Village shortly after midnight on Aug. 11, 2004, said her lawyer Ronald Berman.


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I wonder if she has any chance of winning this..

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Newark777
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RE: Skateboarder Branded By Manhole Cover Sues!

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:30 am

It is kind of odd that a manhole cover would be boiling hot, though. Sounds a bit dangerous, especially if it wasn't marked at all.

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RE: Skateboarder Branded By Manhole Cover Sues!

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:45 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1):
It is kind of odd that a manhole cover would be boiling hot,

It was over a steam pipe.. When I lived in Dayton, one of a dwindling few cities whose utility companys still supply steam, the manhole covers were often rather warm. In a system that old and that big there is ALWAYS a leak somewhere.

Skater trash wanting to get rich it sounds like.. the brand will probably heal in a few weeks.
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redngold
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RE: Skateboarder Branded By Manhole Cover Sues!

Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:54 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 2):
Skater trash wanting to get rich it sounds like.. the brand will probably heal in a few weeks.

I don't think so... see the last two words of the quote below:

Quoting Airlinelover (Thread starter):
A woman who was branded with letters from the Consolidated Edison logo when she fell off a skateboard onto a searing hot manhole cover in Manhattan last year

It's already been "a few weeks."

In addition, those types of burns take a very long time to heal and the cost of care and treatment is often in the $10K range.


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