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Cherokee County couple sue plant over hot manhole cover

12:49 PM, Dec 27, 2013   |    comments
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DULUTH, Minn. -- A Canton couple who visited Duluth, Minn., for a relative's wedding in August 2011 are suing a company over a hot manhole cover they say burned their then-2-year-old son.

Megan and Troy Brown decided to stop on the Lakewalk for a photo in front of the Aerial Lift Bridge. It was there that their son, Jacob, tripped and fell on a scalding hot manhole cover that left him with second-degree burns above his ankle, a lawsuit alleges.

The Browns are seeking more than $50,000 from the Duluth Steam Cooperative, which at the time operated the city's steam plant.

A trial date has been tentatively set for January 7.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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