Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

A woman in Manhattan is suing Con-Ed because she fell off her skateboard onto a manhole cover over a steam pipe and was branded by the letters on the cover.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, accused Con Ed of "negligence, carelessness, recklessness and culpable conduct" related to Wallenberg's injuries.

Court papers said Wallenberg, now a factory worker who lives in Portland, Ore., is entitled to compensatory and punitive damages because of Con Ed's "reprehensible and egregious failure and refusal ... to protect the public from this manifestly clear and present danger."
Forgive me, but what does she want them to do about the problem? Remove the covers and let her fall directly onto the steam pipe? Replace them with foam covers? Perhaps she could find a safer place to skateboard at midnight than the middle of the street.

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