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Merrill v. Central Maine Power Co.
Citation:628 A.2d 1062 (Me. 1993).
Plaintiff recently caught an eel in a nearby river. He walked to Defendant’s electrical sub-station, climbed the fence with the eel, and attempted to cook the eel on a live-wire within the fenced area. He suffered severe burn injuries as a result of contact with the wire.
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