Monday, July 25, 2005

Skateboarder Branded by Manhole Cover Sues

Después de pasar a los tipos que se tatuan para ser anuncios ambulantes, se me hace curioso este "branding" (que buen y que literal verbo) de esta patineta:

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.

"It literally looked like a brand that had been applied by someone," Berman said about the burn marks left on Wallenberg's body.

por supuesto siendo Estados Unidos, la demanda se pone un poco loca:

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."

Con Ed spokesman Chris Olert said he had no comment on the lawsuit.

yo tengo un comentario. Ouchie.

Skateboarder Branded by Manhole Cover Sues

via jwz - someday, somewhere, a skateboarder might actually land a move

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