Georgia city eyes safety policies after park electrocution

April 20, 2019 - 10:53 am

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After a boy's electrocution at a public park last year, an east Georgia city is reworking its safety policy and inspection process.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that 12-year-old Melquan Robinson died after he touched a fence that had been accidentally electrified in October. It happened at Fleming Athletic Complex, a city park.

The death prompted the city to inspect other city parks and recreation facilities. It also led city officials to re-examine safety and inspection procedures.

The city is also proposing changes to inspection forms to include an orange column in the middle. That would be used for truly hazardous conditions that need urgent attention

The proposed changes are scheduled to be discussed at a May 13 meeting.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

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