2012-08-02 / Local & State

Utility Co. Won’t Pay For Electrocuted Cows

BOYERS, Pa. (AP) – A utility company won't pay for three cows electrocuted by a downed power line in western Pennsylvania earlier this month. Penn Power spokesman Scott Sturgeoner tells the Beaver County Times that the utility has denied the claim.

Marion Township farmer James Goehring (GAYR'- ing) says the July 10 incident cost him at least $8,000.

He wants paid for five head of cattle – because two of the electrocuted cows were pregnant – plus appliances damaged when the tree downed the 69,000-volt power line. The farmer also paid $600 to have the dead cows hauled away from his farm about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh.

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