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man freezes to death in michigan after power company company shuts off his power????????? does something seem wrong with our country?

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Wow..... was there an issue with his bill or what was the problem? Do you have a link to a news article?

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yes Mark, he was unable to pay his bill, but if it wasnt the power company and was one of our faults, we would be considered negligant and charged with murder. and rightly so!

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These are sad times for sure.

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The power company said (in news report) that he owed somewhere around a thousand. They put some sort of "restrictive device" on his meter to limit his usage.
I'll bet the idiots didn't even consider if he had electric heat and installed some sort of device that restricted the use of 220 volts or both legs at a time. Electric heat requires 220.
IMHO: The electric company should be brought up on charges and the person in their employ that authorized the installation of such a device, without research that would shown the consequences or reasons for late payment, should be brought up on manslaughter charges.

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I was just listening to the news about this. The power company has said they will NOW chainge their policy and make contact with the homeowner first, before just shutting them off or putting a restricter in place.

Still a tragedy tho. Heard another story where some people were heating thier home with the electric stove.. door open. Boiling water on burner in preparation for supper. 2 kids sat on the door, tipping the stove over... kids in hospital with severe burns.


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Just to clarify here, it wasn't in Detroit, but in Bay City, about 2 1/2 hours north of Detroit. News article if anyone is interested.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...386/1409/METRO

Another one about the kids I mentioned. Gas stove, not electric.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/myfox/pa...eId=3.2.1 burn

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