Family Of Electrocuted Teen Files Lawsuit Against ComEd, Others

(CBS) – A family in Streator has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ComEd and a handful of other companies, after a 17-year-old student on a work-study program was electrocuted last month.

WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

“I want to make changes.  I want something done about this,” says Nikki Rambo.

hunter Family Of Electrocuted Teen Files Lawsuit Against ComEd, Others

Hunter Wolfe (photo courtesy of Nikki Rambo)

She is the mother of Hunter Wolfe, who died less than a month ago.

His family says he was on a work-study program. His mother says Hunter was electrocuted doing a task without supervision or proper instruction.

“My kid was 17. Why would he know there was a line up above him?  Why would he?”

The lawsuit alleges negligence by five defendants, including ComEd and Norfolk Southern Railway and seeks damages.

WBBM is seeking a response from ComEd and the railroad.

 

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