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JURY AWARDS Over $4 MILLION TO THE FAMILY OF ELECTROCUTED FARM-WORKER

Justice scale on blue backgroundFollowing the death of Pablo Padilla Ayala, a Mexican farm-worker who was electrocuted by a power-line of Southern California Edison, a jury has awarded more than $4 million as wrongful death compensation to his family.

Ayala, 31, was killed on July 9, 2010, when his aluminium ladder came in contact with the power-line in Valle Vista, Los Angeles, California.

The wrongful death lawsuit alleged that the line was hazardously close to the farm trees, and Edison did not maintain it properly.