The common-law doctrine of last clear chance has been abolished
in Hawaii. Rapoza v. Parnell, 83 Haw. 78, 924 P.2d 572 (Haw.
App. 1996). If it survives at all, it is simply one
consideration to be examined in determining comparative
Moving a flagpole near live electrical wires can be very dangerous. A Grayson County, Texas jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the families of 3 victims of an accident that occurred while they were moving a flagpole in May 2017. The electrocution killed 1 and injured 2. The property manager of the apartment complex where the flagpole was located was found to be negligent for placing the flag pole too close to overhead power lines. See, An award of $15.6 million for 3 victims of electrocution.
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