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Duluth must pay a little over $11,000 to family of toddler who was burned by manhole cover

By KBJR News 1

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Duluth must pay a little over $11,000 to family of toddler who was burned by manhole cover

June 13, 2014 Updated Jun 13, 2014 at 4:49 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A lawsuit against Duluth has resulted in a St. Louis County jury awarding a Georgia family over $11,000 dollars for burns their toddler's suffered from a Canal Park manhole cover.

The family was awarded $10,000 for past pain, disability and emotional distress, as well as $1,354 for past medical expenses.

The suit filed in February 2013 against the Duluth Steam Cooperative Association was over claims by a Georgia couple, Megan and Troy Brown.

The couple said their 2-year-old son, Jacob suffered 2nd degree burns to his leg when he fell on a manhole cover at the intersection of Lake Ave. S and Railroad Str. on August 26, 2011. The couple was seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com