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Texas Boy Shocked by Electrical Arc While Climbing Tower

HOUSTON, TX –  Jordy Penaloza, a sixth grader was shocked while climbing a four-sided tower near his northwest Harris County home.   Jordy never touched the power lines, but the electricity arced from the power line to his body, burning him and causing him to fall off the structure.

 Jordy was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital with burns over 70-percent of his body and a broken back.  Doctors have told Jordy that, in all probability, he’ll be a paraplegic for the rest of his life.

Jordy’s family is thinking about filing a lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy, the company that owns the power lines.  The family’s attorney said the tower is an attractive nuisance and is easily accessible with no fences surrounding it.  There are several CenterPoint danger signs on the structure warning about high voltage.

Story via CIVVO.com

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