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Parents Push For New Rule That Requires Stray Voltage Inspection

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Some Baltimore parents are turning their grief into action, trying to change Maryland laws to prevent the kind of tragedy that killed their young daughter five years ago at Druid Hill Park.

Derek Valcourt has more on what her parents say needs to be done about it.

It was stray electrical voltage that killed their daughter in a ballpark at Druid Hill. Now they’re asking the state to implement tough new stray voltage laws in their daughter’s name.

Deanna Green was just 14 and getting ready to go to bat when she touched a metal fence at a ballfield at Druid Hill Park.

A decaying underground electrical wire made contact with one of the fence posts sending 227 volts of electricity through her body.

“To have your daughter fall into your arms and slip away at a softball game with just electrical current running through a fence, that’s the thing we just can’t got through our heads,” said Nancy Arrington-Green.

What happened to Green is not an isolated problem.

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