On Thanksgiving Day in 2008, a 5-year-old boy crawled into a transformer box and was electrocuted. WSBT reports the city of Mishawaka has reached a settlement with the boy’s family for an undisclosed amount. According to state law, there is a $700,000 cap on lawsuits with municipalities.
Mishawaka Utilities owned the box which had been left open that day at the Carriage House apartment complex.
The family also sued the Carriage House Apartments and Gene Glick, manager, for wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress. This lawsuit has not been settled.
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