CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT - FARM WORKER BURNED BY DOWNED POWER LINE

A 17 year old farm worker boy working on a tomato sorter harvesting machine in Fresno County suffered second and third degree burns on 25 percent of his body when he came in contact with a downed power line. A harvester employee had driven his tractor into a power pole, knocking it to the ground. The landowner did not immediately call to have the power turned off or to secure the line and it was down for over 2 hours. The case settled for a confidential amount at trial.