Date: 18th December 2000

Electrocuted Reporter Files Suit

Adrienne Alpert, the Los Angeles TV reporter who was severely burned and lost her arm and lower leg when a KABC-TV news van touched an overhead power line while she was covering a story last May, has filed suit against the various manufacturers of the van. Electronic Media quoted her lawyer, Bruce Broillet, as saying, "This equipment involves highly sophisticated microwave technology, yet its safety equipment is so archaic, it might as well have come over on the Mayflower."

Source: Studio Briefing