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Posted on July 19, 2012 by

St. Louis Woman Dies Due to Electric Shock in Lake of the Ozarks

The St. Louis Today has reported that a St. Louis woman has died after being electrocuted while climbing onto a private dock on the Lake of the Ozarks. Unfortunately it is the third such incident at the lake since the fourth of July. Two children lost their lives on the fourth also suffering electric shock when trying to get onto a private dock.

Companions with the third victim, Jennifer Lankford, reported feeling a tingling in the water near the dock and they used a different dock to leave the lake. Authorities are recommending anyone with a dock be sure to have the wiring checked. Highway patrolman Sgt. Paul Reinsch said this is an unusual occurrence as it had been many years since the last case of faulty wiring on a dock causing death.

An electrician or wire manufacturer may be to blame when faulty wiring is responsible for an injury or death. The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have a history of success when it comes to finding the responsible party or parties involved in these kinds of incidents. If you have been victimized by faulty workmanship visit our website to find out what our experienced attorneys can do for you.