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7:19 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Ameren sued over 2012 Lake of the Ozarks electrocution

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The mother of two Boone County children electrocuted in a 2012 Fourth of July boat dock accident at Lake of the Ozarks is suing the utility company that owns the popular recreational lake.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in July in Morgan County by Angela Anderson of Ashland claims that Union Electric Co. failed to notify lake dock owners of the need to install electrical protection devices known as ground fault interrupters. The utility operates under the name Ameren Missouri.

Thirteen-year-old Alexandra Anderson and her 8-year-old brother Brayden Alexander died while swimming at the family's vacation home in the lake's Gravois arm. A 26-year-old Hazelwood woman died in an unrelated but similar incident several days later.

Attorneys for both Angela Anderson and Ameren declined comment.