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Kansas City Man’s Electrocution Could be the Result of Negligence

Posted on September 5th, 2013

When someone’s negligence leads to fatality, it’s more than just a tragedy…it’s the needless loss of life caused by a careless rule breaker. This may be the case in the recent death of Shawnee man, Nicholas Moeder.

Moeder tripped on a downed power line in Kansas City while playing disc golf at Rosedale Park. It is believed that despite being reported, the downed power line was left unattended for more than 11 hours.

The power line went down after a storm hit the Kansas City area. Now, the Board of Public Utilities will try to determine when and who received the calls about the dangerous situation.

Reports include a statement from a disc golf tournament volunteer saying he notified 911 about the situation around 4 p.m. Other officials called numerous afterwards, around 10 p.m., when they saw the line was still on the ground.

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