Authorities Inspect Docks

1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Sunday, September 02 2007 Sep 2, 2007 Sunday, September 02, 2007 2:58:04 PM CDT September 02, 2007 in News
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Twenty-four-year-old Heather Huff was electrocuted July 28, at Lake of the Ozarks. Witnesses say Huff was clutching a dock's ladder when it happened. Investigators think a short in the dock's power supply system electrified the ladder. A final autopsy report is pending. Only half a dozen people are believed to have died under similar circumstances at the lake in the last ten years. But with an estimated 22,000 docks, officials believe it's only a matter of time before it happens again. Inspectors and fire marshals say they've stepped up inspections of dock power systems.

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