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Downed live power line causes Detroit woman’s electrocution

DTE had put up “caution tape” after Metro Detroit wind storm, but could fatal contact with live power line have been prevented if utility had cut electricity or stationed “wire down” personnel to guard the public?

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Tree trimmers work to give power lines some clearance

Utilities are sending hundreds of tree trimmers up cherry pickers. While removing branches near power lines works temporarily, failing infrastructure’s the bigger concern

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Safety questions raised after tragic electrocution death of Austin Wohlfeil by DTE Powerline

DTE’s own self-serving statements fail to address root cause of why wire was down I recently read about the tragic death of a 16-year old young man from Taylor, Michigan, as was reported by the Detroit Free Press on July 9. Austin Wohlfeil was electrocuted by an energized DTE powerline that came down in a […]

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