After a Death, Con Ed Is Pressed on Safety

Pressure to maintain safe transmission facilities mounted on Consolidated Edison from all sides yesterday -- from state regulators to a crowd of protesters who gathered with their dogs outside the utility's front door. The Public Service Commission, the state regulatory body that oversees the utility, said yesterday that Con Ed had 30 days to prove that it did not break the law in connection with the death of Jodie S. Lane. She was electrocuted on Jan. 16 when she stepped on the metal cover of a utility box while walking her dogs in the East Village.

By IAN URBINA

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