Attorney General James Doyle; Assistant Attorney General Daniel O'Brien
May 20, 1991
|Richard Knutson Inc.
|Jury found guilty of criminal negligence. On appeal, the court affirmed the conviction, explaining that the company had notice that the power lines were present and should have been aware that failing to comply with safety standards while working in proximity to the live power lines created a substantial risk of harm to employees. The company’s failure to take basic safety precautions was a substantial cause of the worker’s death by electrocution.
Penal Crimes Charged
Negligent Homicide by Operation of a Vehicle
Other Crimes Charged