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Court rules town not liable for soccer field electrical hazard

Soccer player was hospitalized following electric shock in 2012


January 9, 2020
By Canadian Underwriter

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The Town of Whitby, Ont. has been found not liable for an electrical hazard at a soccer field at Iroquois Park Sports Centre that sent an 18-year-old player to hospital. In August 2012, lightning struck a light pole, leaking current to the ground. A player sat on the wet grass near the pole, feeling an electric shock once she stood up. She collapsed and was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

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