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10 Most Common Attractive Nuisances

        Culture | Lawsuits

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Power Lines and High-Voltage Towers
Many areas with high-voltage equipment are thoroughly labeled and cordoned off to keep unauthorized people out.
Many areas with high-voltage equipment are thoroughly labeled and cordoned off to keep unauthorized people out.
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High-voltage lines and towers are everywhere. Many of us remember our parents' warnings to obey the familiar red and black "KEEP OUT" signs and steer clear of both the towers and the fences that surround them.

Attractive nuisance cases involving power lines have historically focused on the age of the trespassing child and his or her ability to understand the danger presented by electrical wires or towers.

Generally speaking, the courts have ruled that children old enough to scale a fence, climb a tower or otherwise gain access to a secured area are also old enough to understand the potential danger and are therefore not protected by the attractive nuisance doctrine.


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