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Palo Alto settles with family of utility worker who died on job in 2019

Original post made on Jan 10, 2022

Palo Alto has reached a settlement with the family of a utility worker who died of electrocution on Nov. 16, 2019, while replacing a transformer on Middlefield Road.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 7, 2022, 2:10 PM

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Posted by Aletheia
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jan 10, 2022 at 2:02 pm

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Why pay anything? What did the city do wrong?

Posted by We Are The People
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 10, 2022 at 3:40 pm

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He was alone in the bucket of a utility truck when he was caught between two high-voltage electric phases of 4,160 volts, according to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA).

You go up there and Do that kind of "Dangerous dirty work".
Don't be a "Grinch".

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