City Takes Over Stray-Voltage Inspections

Consolidated Edison said that it would finish checking for stray voltage at all manhole and service-box covers by the end of yesterday, but that it had inspected about half the city's lamp poles, and had handed over responsibility to the city to check the nearly 200,000 that remain. The inspections began after the death of Jodie S. Lane, 30, who was electrocuted on Jan. 16 when she stepped on a charged metal plate while walking her dogs in the East Village.

By IAN URBINA

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