Bills Seek to Rein In Con Ed After Woman's Electrocution

Four months after a young woman was electrocuted in the East Village when she stepped on a Consolidated Edison service box cover, four bills have been introduced in the State Assembly that aim to limit the way Con Ed operates. One of the bills would forbid Con Ed from passing on the price of negligence settlements to ratepayers. Another would make it illegal for the utility to seal information about negligence settlements. And two competing bills would require Con Ed to conduct regular inspections of its equipment.

By IAN URBINA

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