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Chapter 14. Electricity
AMI 1401 Electricity—Duties in Installation, Inspection, and Repair
It is the duty of an electric company to use ordinary care [to provide and install proper electrical service equipment][and][to make continuing reasonable and proper inspections of its electrical service equipment][and][to discover and repair defects in its electrical service equipment].
COMMENT
This instruction is based on the holdings in Arkansas Power & Light Co. v. Lum, 222 Ark. 678, 262 S.W.2d 920 (1953); Arkansas General Utilities v. Shipman, 188 Ark. 580, 67 S.W.2d 178 (1934); Morgan v. Cockrell, 173 Ark. 910, 294 S.W. 44 (1927); and Arkansas Light & Power Co. v. Cullen, 167 Ark. 379, 268 S.W. 12 (1925).
For a discussion of the duties of an electrical power company, see Clark v. Transcontinental Insurance Company, 359 Ark. 340, 197 S.W.3d 449 (2004), and Stacks v. Arkansas Power & Light Co., 299 Ark. 136, 771 S.W.2d 754 (1989).
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