NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a 23-year-old New York City woman who was electrocuted by a downed power line during Superstorm Sandy has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Con Edison.
Makeup artist Lauren Abraham was killed on Oct. 29. She came into contact with a live wire when she walked outside of her Queens home to take pictures.
The complaint was filed by her mother, Kim Tinnin. It says Con Edison failed to shut down power lines before the storm or de-energize downed power lines.
The lawsuit accuses the power company of negligence and seeks unspecified damages.
Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee says the company has not been served with a file copy of the complaint. He says Abraham's death was a "tragedy caused by Superstorm Sandy."