Judge Grants 5 Million Dollars To Maine Worker Suffering Major Electrical Injuries | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A Maine crane operator was awarded almost $5 million in damages by a judge as a result of injuries suffered in an electrical accident in a boatyard. Bryan Smith was operating a crane and moving a sailboat when the mast of the boat contacted a power line that had high voltage running through it. The judge in the case found that Central Maine Power caused the accident as the power line was situated about 15 feet closer to the ground level than appropriate.  My partner Rick Shapiro posted a complete discussion of this electrical shock injury award made by a Maine judge, not a jury, on our Injuryboard blog.