Con Ed to Pay Millions More In E. Village Electrocution

Consolidated Edison agreed yesterday to pay $10.6 million as part of a settlement with a state regulatory commission over the death of a Manhattan woman who was electrocuted last year while walking her dogs on a wet street in the East Village. The settlement, among the largest of its type ever paid by a utility in New York State, according to experts, ended an embarrassing episode that led to a barrage of public criticism of the utility and to aggressive new safety rules for utilities in the state.

By IAN URBINA

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