A Maine man has been awarded nearly $5 million in damages for injuries he sustained six years ago in an electrical accident at a Penobscot boatyard. Bryan Smith, who is now 24 years old, was operating a crane to move a sailboat when the mast hit a high-voltage power line. Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy found that Central Maine Power caused the accident because the power line was more than 15 feet closer to the ground than it should have been. The judge awarded Smith $3 million in damages for loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, more than $1 million in lost earnings, and $783,000 for past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses.
Source: Insurance Journal
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